Living with Alzheimer’s 25 (a series)

My Worst Nightmare 27 January, 1:00am Ok, it happened. Mama pooped in bed. If it weren’t for covid, I would have brought her to the hospital and had her admitted last week already. She had been pooping (soft to watery) regularly every few days due to her soft diet and hot choco. The thing is,Continue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 25 (a series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 24 (a series)

LIVING WITH DISTRACTION This is the reason why I didn’t want to start a blog. Because once I get distracted, and it is soo easy to distract me, I fail to come up with a post for periods of time. I think this time, it has been a little under two months, and I’m strugglingContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 24 (a series)”


Located in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte On the outskirts of Iligan City, in an almost still-virgin forest, lies Sikyop, or the “hidden paradise” in Higaonon dialect. In this rough landscape runs a river, a mere tributary of the great Mandulog River, that has cut through, and even under, the mountain, making it a naturalContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: SIKYOP RIVER ADVENTURE”

Living with Alzheimer’s 23 (a series)

LESSONS FROM MY MAMA (part 1) Patience is a virtue. If we were hungry, we had to wait for the food to be ready. If we wanted to go somewhere, we had to wait for everyone to be ready. If we were traveling, we had to wait until we got to our destination. If weContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 23 (a series)”


TITLE: Love in the Moonlight IN A NUTSHELL (a slightly opinionated summary of the story): Hong Ra-on (a. Kimm Yoo-jung) is a free spirit, an imaginative author of romance novels, and one who will do anything for money. There is just one problem. She is dressed as a man and everyone thinks she is aContinue reading “My KDrama Commentary: LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT”


Located in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Kanak ha Banuwa! This means “Bukidnon my home!” in the native dialect used by the Indigenous Peoples of Bukidnon, or Binukid. The Kaamulan Festival is the annual coming together of the Seven Tribes of Bukidnon, namely, Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahonon and Umayamnon, to celebrate and showcase their traditionsContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: KAAMULAN FESTIVAL”

Living with Alzheimer’s 22 (a series)

MAMA ON EATING When we were growing up, Mama had some rules we needed to follow. Breakfast, on a school day, was at 6:00am and we had to be out of the house by 6:30 to get to school by 7:00. Yes, my school was only half an hour away by foot. On a weekendContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 22 (a series)”


IN A NUTSHELL (a slightly opinionated summary of the story): BBoy meets Girl. BBoy falls in love with Girl. BBoy wants to marry Girl. Girl loves BBoy enough to agree to marry him. Girl crosses paths with MBoy. MBoy falls in love with Girl but holds back because he knows about BBoy. The wedding isContinue reading “My KDrama Commentary: FLOWER CREW – JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY”


The Divine Mercy Shrine was envisioned by an ordinary woman with extraordinary beliefs. It was sometime in the mid-1990s, when Mrs. Paquita “Kits” Adaza first had a dream that God wanted her to build “His Home” in Mindanao. After years of uncertainty and disbelief, she was finally convinced that to begin the enormous endeavour wasContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: DIVINE MERCY SHRINE”

Living with Alzheimer’s 21 (a series)

WHERE ARE WE GOING? That is the question. Of the day. At the start of the conversation. Right after I give an answer. The same question. Over and over and over again. No matter what answer I give. It is the wrong answer. All those who pass by the house are not spared. She asksContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 21 (a series)”