reboot

Happy New (half) Year! Just a quick note for now. I’ve been through a rollercoaster of emotions the past half year, and I am slowly picking up. As for this blog which I almost neglected (itself went through breakdown, literally), I will surely be back on the blogging track sometime soon. Meanwhile, follow my (mis)adventures… Continue reading reboot

Weight of Words: Words Create Worlds

If words could kill, then I’d long be dead. Words are my love language and one of my self-expressions (poetry, writing, and blogging). Sadly, words tried to put me down several times in the past. Thanks to Weight of Words, I rediscovered how powerful words are, how beautiful they are. And how they should matter,… Continue reading Weight of Words: Words Create Worlds

Max’s introduces treats to beat the summer heat

I believe I have a lifelong affair with Max’s. Okay, that might not sound right, but am sure you know which Max I am talking about–the restaurant, of course. And indeed I have. From my parents’ wedding reception, the studio recital of my voice and piano students, my daughter’s baptism, reunions, meetings, or any time… Continue reading Max’s introduces treats to beat the summer heat

Vicks’ #TouchOfCare campaign creates awareness for children infected with HIV

(Manila, Philippines) A strong follow up from its 2018 #TouchOfCare video, Vicks once again releases another true-to-life story on the transformative power of care, to celebrate the extraordinary stories of the people who have lived it by their actions. This time, it centers on a child infected with HIV and a woman whose love and… Continue reading Vicks’ #TouchOfCare campaign creates awareness for children infected with HIV

Touringkitty Travels: Dating, European-style

We sang, we traveled, we ate. This is how we conquered Europe for the first time as husband and wife. We got to do it for almost a month. And even if we were traveling with a group, we cannot miss the chance to go out on a just-us date. So, on that one free… Continue reading Touringkitty Travels: Dating, European-style

Buy a ticket, help reach our target!

The Shrine of Jesus has been more than a church for us, it’s our second home. There, we have built our first family, even before marriage. My husband and I formed a children’s choir in 2006 from among its churchgoers and relatives of other volunteers. We have taken part in so many Holy Masses, liturgical… Continue reading Buy a ticket, help reach our target!

Vuelo 2018 Music: Juan 14 (Mary Katherine Trangco)

SOundcheck at Santa maria del pi Barcelona

Programming music. One of the most difficult yet the most basic block in any choral group. As a chorister, I get excited with what’s going to be the repertoire for a certain concert I sing in or watch. Always interesting to know the hows and why of putting a set of songs together. For the… Continue reading Vuelo 2018 Music: Juan 14 (Mary Katherine Trangco)

Express yourself with Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color

Jet black hair. That has been our hair colour since birth. But with ever changing world, plus the inevitable grey strands, one has to keep up with having their hair coloured. I am not so much of a fan of colour, but about four years ago, my “virgin” jet black hair was subject to colour… Continue reading Express yourself with Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color

Of Thrones and Tiaras: A concert of music for, by, and of royalty

Catch our show this weekend! Click pister for details.

As the Christmas season ushers in, music from opera and musical theatre will be featured in a special two-night concert in the second weekend of December. OperaJuan’s “Of Thrones and Tiaras: An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater Royalty” will feature music from various opera and musical theater masterpieces fit for any king or queen: La… Continue reading Of Thrones and Tiaras: A concert of music for, by, and of royalty

Schatzinfinity: Ten years of marriage

Photo again by Pastor Binky in Calella, Spain. We had this idea to make an instant photoshoot in the woods while waiting for the opening program of the competitions.

#blessed is never cliche If I were to sum up the past ten years of being married to the love of my life, only one word comes to mind: GRATEFUL. That my husband and I are stronger together, and we’ve proven it to each other and to other people many times already. That we have… Continue reading Schatzinfinity: Ten years of marriage