32 Years ago…

“Together is a beautiful place to be.” 32 years ago …  I married my best friend. It sounds cliche but we were really the best of friends then… and up to now we still are. Laughing at the same corny jokes… loving the same food…liking the same travel destinations… being funny and weird and loving…

Teach them well…

“I believe the children are our futureTeach them well and let them lead the wayShow them all the beauty they possess insideGive them a sense of pride to make it easierLet the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be” – The Greatest Love of all From at a very young age we taught…

Today is the 6th of September

“Family is a gift that lasts forever.” – unknown …and today is my mother’s birthday. She passed away in 1991, right before my husband, my one year old son and myself migrated to Melbourne, Australia. I could still see her being so excited when she saw Tim smile at her for the first time. ……

I am smiling…

“What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” — President Barack Obama I am smiling because I have you beside me as the father of my beautiful kids… Happy Father’s Day Jack ❤️ It is FD here in Australia, I don’t know why we…

Another 7 days

Victoria’s Covid cases have spiked once again, with 20 new infections emerging overnight. So it was announced that lockdown will go on for a further 7 days. Hoping to see you soon, Melbourne! Photo taken near the Crown Casino

Lockdown 6.0

It is a sad day again… Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state today, so after just about a week of freedom, Melbourne and the whole of Victoria is back into lockdown. We are now into our 6th lockdown from 8 pm (that’s less than an hour to go). The health ministers…

Postcards

“The postcard is sacred to me. It makes me sad that no one sends them very much anymore because of email and texting. I still like to buy them, but they’ve lost their original function and now just seem like reminders or mementos of what they used to be.” – Elaine Equi I don’t receive…

Through Tim’s Lens

“Sometimes you just got to find an old dirt road and go where it takes you.” – unknown London has now reopened post pandemic (jealous!) Tim and Leigh (my son and daughter in law) decided to go for a few days away to the country roads of Dungeness. These photos are from Tim’s lens and…

Interview #187 – Patricia

“I will let my daughter do whatever her heart wants. I will support her and guide her and give her all the knowledge that I have because I want her to succeed in whatever she loves.” – The Miz Patricia, my daughter, was interviewed by J Robinson and was featured in the Notion Magazine issue…

“Pinoy Pride”

It has always been a Filipino athlete’s dream to win gold in the Olympics, but somehow that hasn’t happened … until now. Although I am living so far away from my homeland, it brought tears to my eyes seeing Hidilyn Diaz, the first ever Filipino to win gold in the Tokyo Olympics. And what a…

Are you OK?

No, I am not ok… Starting from midnight tonight, Melbourne is going into its fifth lockdown. I am done with feeling angry or going to that path of blaming people. I am just frustrated and so tired of this situation. But I am sure we will be ok. Hang in there Melbourne. We got this!

Patricia

“We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” – Harry Edwards Just a few months back, I and my husband were asked by my daughter, Patricia, if we were willing to pose for a photo as a subject for an interview about her. Of course we agreed…anything for our daughter, right? We…