Photo Guide Tours: IMPASUG-ONG COMMUNAL RANCH

Impasug-ong Communal Ranch Located in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon Owned and managed by the Municipal Government of Impasug-ong, the Communal Ranch is used as a cattle-grazing and roaming area for cattle owners who do not have space of their own. The cattle are housed in a stable, fed a proper diet, brought out for grazing, and broughtContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: IMPASUG-ONG COMMUNAL RANCH”

Living with Alzheimer’s 14 (a series)

Mama is not so well. She is hard of hearing, and that when she hears a familiar word (or sounds like), she will ask about it after a few minutes pa, so by that time, I will have no idea what she’s referring to. Her most familiar word is “airport”. So whenever the speakers onContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 14 (a series)”

Life in the Time of Covid-19

Since the beginning of this year, I have been fighting off cold symptoms, which usually hit around New Year’s Day. Mind you, I have not been sick, but with the onset of this #Covid19, I have been worried that I may be more vulnerable to catch it, given that my body is somewhat weakened already.Continue reading “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Living with Alzheimer’s 7 (Series Side Trip B)

My other mom.. passed away last January 27, 2019. She was finally diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, but not before being treated for liver cirrhosis, pneumonia, an appetite enhancer and even the common cold. When the result was released three weeks ago, she was declared to be at stage 4, the final and mostContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 7 (Series Side Trip B)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 6 (A Series)

Paranoia, Unrest and Imagination Paranoia: Mama is afraid to sleep alone. Unfortunately, even when somebody IS sleeping in a bed next to her, sometimes she will still look in the other rooms for other people. “Where is everybody?” Unrest: How do you reassure someone who cannot be reassured? No matter how many times I tellContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 6 (A Series)”

A Time for Bonding

At Short Notice Our third trip to Bicol was planned at really short notice. Joey and I had an unspoken agreement to bring our elderly mom home to Albay regularly so that she could visit her equally aging brothers and sisters. We hadn’t been very consistent with the dates but had somehow managed to makeContinue reading “A Time for Bonding”

My Philippine Adventure (Departure) by Karen Haycox

MY PHILIPPINE ADVENTURE by Karen L. Haycox (Departure) Head back home. Go to Cagayan de Oro airport….yeah….this is the Cagayan I remember. The airport basically resembles a bus terminal. They do have air conditioning, but there are stand-alone industrial units that are held together with duct tape. No really. As I check in for myContinue reading “My Philippine Adventure (Departure) by Karen Haycox”

My Philippine Adventure (Camiguin Trip) by Karen Haycox

MY PHILIPPINE ADVENTURE by Karen L. Haycox (Camiguin Trip) So after the reunion take a side trip to Camiguin Island. There is huge sentimental value in this for me – it’s where I first fell in love with snorkeling. Daddy is not pleased with this development as he is highly protective and is convinced I’llContinue reading “My Philippine Adventure (Camiguin Trip) by Karen Haycox”

My Philippine Adventure (Cawayanon Reunion) by Karen Haycox

Sometimes in our effort to entertain, we run out of words to express ourselves. Yes, folks, it is called Writer’s Block. But just about the same time, another writer comes into out midst and saves the day. I am posting my friend’s experience – with her permission, of course, and a few corrections (c”,) –Continue reading “My Philippine Adventure (Cawayanon Reunion) by Karen Haycox”

Centrio: the NEW Ayala in CDO

It opened yesterday, November 9, 2012. I intentionally didn’t go yesterday because I could just imagine the crowd that was eagerly anticipating this grand opening. Not to mention those responding to the shops that were also opening with the mall, whose marketing strategies were to offer free items for a WHOLE YEAR to the firstContinue reading “Centrio: the NEW Ayala in CDO”