Must be fate then. Read on.

Weekly Gratefulness List (August 14 to 20, 2011)

| August 24, 2011

–Bohol trip! (Pictures on my Facebook!) –dinners! with HS BFFs (pictures on FB too!) with PSA friends (uhh, no pictures yet) –weekend in Valenzuela!

No Ordinary Suitcase

| April 23, 2011

The suitcase underwent several metamorphoses in just a couple of hours. In no particular order, it was at one point a truck, a spaceship, a stage, a magician’s lair, and many other things I failed to keep track of.

Weekly Gratefulness List (February 27 to March 5, 2011)

| March 7, 2011

- Started the week in Valenzuela with lots of food – Had a pleasant chitchat with a new friend – Finished Butch Dalisay’s Soledad’s Sister – Yoga – Worked on a new short story and damn it felt good (Not done yet. More Saturdays will have to be devoted to this effort.) – Dinner at [...]

Summer Lover!

| March 1, 2011

In Joni’s World, summer officially starts when halo-halo vendors start sprouting on street sides like mushrooms. Or maybe like flowers, with their colorful array of beans, fruits, and jellies displayed for all to admire. This blooming of ingredients has become one of the things I look forward to each year. More than the taste, halo-halo for [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (February 20 to 26, 2011)

| February 28, 2011

– For a change, I started the week not with a sleepfest but an activity-filled Sunday. yoga massage yummy grilled lunch – Finished and sent Palanca entry – Weekend at Valenzuela where I had my first halo-halo for 2011

Weekly Gratefulness List (August 15 to21, 2010)

| August 22, 2010

It’s the third week in a row that I only have the gratefulness list as entries here, testament to my lazy-busy combo. *sighs This week has been good for me because: – I feel like my Chinese has really been improving *rejoice rejoice. Weeks of being in formal Chinese classes are finally paying off. – [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (April 18 to 24, 2010)

| April 25, 2010

This week has been ordinary and almost relaxed compared to the hustle and bustle of the past month, which makes it something to be grateful for in itself. Also, it has been a super productive week capped with being home in Valenzuela to play with the adorable little creatures and sleep.

Plans for the Christmas Break

| December 24, 2009

Now that the Christmas break is upon me, I thought I’d list down things I should “accomplish” while on holiday. Ok, plan to accomplish… If anything, this is a way to organize my thoughts. I seem to remember stuff that I needed done at random moments and I thought it might be helpful to devote [...]

Sick *sniffles

| December 1, 2009

And I was so looking forward to the long weekend. I was going home to Valenzuela, play with my nieces, catch up on sleep, read a bit, work on the novel for one whole day when I got back. I had it all planned. Instead I had been reduced to sniffles. And aching joints and [...]

My Plaid Shorts, Two Decades Ago

| September 6, 2009

I promised to show FKB some of my old pictures and while rummaging through my albums, what did I find but me in plaid shorts?! (I have documented the prevalence of plaid these days in a previous entry.) So now I realize that I don’t follow fashion trends because they follow me! And I was [...]