I met a remarkable woman today. My day started as another ordinary day. After I have brought the girls to the university. I went back to our rented room. I decided to take a nap because the offices are still closed at 6:45 a.m. I can't transact any business yet. At 10 a.m. I decided… Continue reading She Financed Her Daughter’s 5-Year Study in a University by Selling Turon
I eat Halo-halo! It is a popular Filipino dessert especially during summer. It is a mix of different fruits like the banana, jackfruit, young coconut, sweet yam with sugar and milk. A small slice of leche flan. And of course the shaved ice. On top is a scoop or two of ice cream. We ate… Continue reading How I Try to Beat the Heat in Manila
It's very hot in Manila these days. Before eating dinner, we decided to take a walk around Rizal Park. It's a few minutes walk from our rented room. The park was named after Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. At one side of the park, a wall has beautiful mural paintings. Even at… Continue reading Rizal (Luneta) Park at Night
I've been away from my daughters for nearly three years. I do whatever I can to make up for it. I carry their heavy backpacks even if initially they didn't want me to. It's really heavy! We just walk from the University to our rented room. Sometimes we go put the bags in the room… Continue reading Mama Roles
Sharing with you these photos of sunrise. Taken at different places on our way to Ilocos Sur. Others were taken on the farm.
Dry cough is real! It's painful. I fell ill 2 days ago. I suspect it was caused by: 1. Extreme heat 2. Pollution 3. Fatigue 4. Not taking my Vitamin C I wasn't expecting I suffer this much. Last night was the worst. After I took the medicines, I fell asleep almost immediately. I woke… Continue reading Life in Manila: I Got Sick
I see familiar faces every time I go to the university where I taught for 22 years. I entered the Cardinal Santos gate, there was the smiling and very respectful guard. I went out at the Basic Education Department gate, I saw the familiar face of "manong" (respectful term for an older person) who sells… Continue reading Life in Manila: Industrious People
In my previous articles I have written about inflation. https://itslifelyn.home.blog/2018/09/08/how-to-fight-inflation/ https://itslifelyn.home.blog/2018/09/08/how-to-fight-inflation-part-ii-i-grow-my-own/ https://itslifelyn.home.blog/2018/09/09/how-to-fight-inflation-part-iii-scan-your-receipts-and-get-free-stuff/ But I was shocked with the very high prices of everything in Manila. I had difficulty understanding what happened. My friends and my daughters have different explanations. Even my Grade 7 Fiona she can explain what caused such price increases! The price of… Continue reading Life in Manila: High Prices