My Archives: January 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A viloria reader e-mailed me recently asking for comments on the Cebu resorts that we have tried. He intended to go to Cebu for his honeymoon with his wife after their wedding sometime March or April of this year. [more]
02:32 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

In about a month or so, it will be summer in the Philippines. School will end in March so expect families to go off on vacation by April or May. [more]
01:46 PM GMT+8

Monday, January 29, 2007

Several occasions may come up when you may want to consider gifting someone with a stoneware dinnerware set: a wedding; a housewarming; a birthday; or Mother's Day perhaps. For weddings, we'd think that dinnerware sets are useful presents but they will only be useful at the onset if you are sure that the couple will be setting up house on their own right from the start. [more]
02:56 PM GMT+8

In a few days or so, I will be planning our family's summer vacation. I figured inquiring via e-mail will be more efficient so since a few months ago, I collected travel agency contacts so that it will be easy for me to do my research and/or canvassing re rates via e-mail. [more]
02:10 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In early January, I met up with my high school friends. A friend of ours was home in Manila, visiting from Chicago where she is now based as a doctor -- and that is always a good reason to get together. [more]
02:30 PM GMT+8

Monday, January 22, 2007

My friend Doray (also known as Bing) is now part of a Filipino Indigenous Rock Music Band called BAILAN. If you or your organization/company, are looking for unique performances, focusing on Filipino culture and what is good in the Filipino, you may want to get in touch with them. [more]
02:55 PM GMT+8

Does every female really need a little black dress in her wardrobe? Black is a formal color and it also makes you look slimmer. [more]
02:11 PM GMT+8

In life, I only knew him as Manong (note: Manong is a Filipino term that we use to show respect for older males). He was, as my favorite childhood TV show, Sesame Street, called "a person in my neighborhood" -- "a person that you meet, when you're walking down the street, they're the people that you meet each day..." [more]
01:53 PM GMT+8

Friday, January 19, 2007

It is nearly Valentine's Day and am sure most men are planning to get their partners flowers. It's great that the internet provides an alternative to having to rush to the flower shops in the malls to get those pricey blooms. [more]
02:52 PM GMT+8

Only a few people hand write their letters these days. With computers, chances are, to keep in touch, you just e-mail your friends and relatives to keep them posted on how you are doing. [more]
01:47 PM GMT+8

Thursday, January 18, 2007

In the Philippines, December and January are the most popular months for weddings although many women still would like to be a "June bride." Anybody who has been through planning a wedding will agree that such brings a lot of stress and of course, expenses. [more]
02:38 PM GMT+8

You never know how blessed you are just by being able to move your neck or your head normally until you get a really bad case of stiff neck. Recently, I have been having more trouble with my neck muscles (signs of old age?) that I've gotten a stiff neck about thrice in 2006. [more]
01:41 PM GMT+8

Monday, January 15, 2007

During the Christmas break, an aunt of mine gave my kids a Magic Tree and a Magic Cross & Crown. The items are some sort of projects that kids can easily do. [more]
02:10 PM GMT+8

Friday, January 12, 2007

Yes, another food article about Roshan. There are just so many yummy items on her list. I've written in the past about Roshan's other products but I think this is my personal favorite: her food for the gods. [more]
03:27 PM GMT+8

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I previously wrote about The Sweet Life by Ange and over the Christmas holidays, I was able to personally try her products out. I ordered Chocolate Lust (which I did not get to taste as I gave it away as a gift); Sweet Surrender (her Frozen Brazo concoction); and her Cheesecake cookies. [more]
02:39 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A few days ago, I wrote about our shift to a direct subscription to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Our first issue arrived late. [more]
02:35 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

I think I wrote before that I like calendars. They help me plan my day (and my weeks, months, and year). When I used to work in an office, I would buy myself two calendars each year -- one for the house and one for the office. [more]
02:25 PM GMT+8

Monday, January 8, 2007

Every time the new year rolls in, you can expect the newspapers and TV shows to come up with some sort of year-ender report. They talk about the major events in the past year and you will hear all sorts of forecasts for the coming year. [more]
02:28 PM GMT+8

Friday, January 5, 2007

Can anyone tell me where we can get reliable delivery of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI)? We formerly had a newsboy deliver to us daily -- up until today. [more]
03:08 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Looking back at the year 2006, I can definitely say that it was the year of the blog for me. From blogging here at, which in 2005, was my sole site, I now write at 7 sites -- all of them mine! (Insert evil laugh here -- MWAHAHAHAHA!) Ganyan talaga ang nagagawa ng walang stressful na corporate job. =) [more]
02:31 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

As I was preparing to write an article on education and training, I came across this funny anecdote, attributed to that prolific writer, Anonymous:

"One day, a mother comes home from work and asks her son, 'What did you do today?' The son replied, 'I taught our dog how to play the piano.' The mother, incredulous, asked, 'Our dog can play the piano?' to which the son laughed and replied, 'Of course not, mom. I said that I taught him; I didn't say that he learned how.'"
03:42 PM GMT+8

Christmas in the Philippines is not yet officially over, but unofficially, I have already gained 4 pounds. How many pounds have you gained? [more]
01:59 PM GMT+8

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