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October 2017 musing: Patria could have worked The Pink Runway like a pro

If mom won her battle against breast cancer she would have walked the Pink Runway at Waterfront Insular Hotel. But I believe Patria is working it like a diva on a far better runway where she is now. My family lost our mother to breast cancer in 2002. We would have thought and believed that she’d win over the disease and survive like her two sister did. She didn’t. This month marks her 17th year in heaven. Having...

City dwelling at Ivory Residences and Obsidian Suites

THEY are rising. Years ago, vertical living in the country’s largest city by area was totally unthinkable. Times have changed. With the population rising, so is the need for shelter. Though villages have sprung in the far north and south, there are those who still prefer to stay at the city center. The solution?Condominiums. A number of developers have stepped in and built their high-rise residences across the...

September 2017 musings: Ease & relaxation

AFTER a marathon of events during the Kadayawan month, September was winding down time. It was started with a trip to Dumaguete where all I did was eat and sleep. No long bus rides, no cave exploration, dolphin watching, sea dipping, just eat and sleep. Back in Davao, attended a few events that revolves around ease and relaxation.   Pampering at the new Elsysia Wellness Spa near you. Who doesn’t want...

August 2017 musings: Gratitude

There is so much to be thankful for. Perhaps the most heartwarming are those that come unexpectedly, like being acknowledged for something you love doing. In my case, it’s the sharing of stories via this channel. Thank you would be enough but there are those generous bunch who will go an extra mile to show their gratitude, like handing you a token up on a stage. I will never get over my fear of standing before a...

The Best Dressed List: 53rd Hijos De Davao

If you have browsed through the two parts of Hijos de Davao story in the Monday (Part 1) and Wednesday (Part 2) issues of SunStar Davao or the ofapplesandlemons.com, then you might have picked your favorites for the Best Dressed List. The attendance this year was impressive. Even more admirable was how they came dressed to the occasion. Hijos and hijas representing different generations arrived in the evening best....
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