The stores of my youth

IN the early 60s, commerce and trade in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in northern Mindanao, Philippines centered on three stores that I remember well.This was before going to Cagayan de Oro, the capital city of Misamis Oriental, became easier with the frequent jeepney trips. Back then, the city was left to the imagination of those who can't afford to go make those trips.Only those who had business going to Cagayan de Oro can make the trips which is why every provision is provided for by the sari-sari stores....more
The Sari-Sari Store is my favorite. A bag of coke, one band-aid, and a little bag of PeeWee's -- ...more

How my father learned to drive

Me and my father This is a story of how my father (tatay) became a great driver without having to own a car. He was already driving at an early age thanks to all the past jeepney owners in my birthplace of Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in northern Mindanao, Philippines....more

My daughter's wedding day

 Today on Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m., my youngest daughter Maria Regina is getting married at Newport Town Council, England.Known as GG among friends and “Badik” to close family members, she would exchange “I do” to Simon Charles Boddison, her fiancée of two years.It is a union of two adult people with diverse cultures who would like to live their lives together....more

Pete has come a long way

Overseas welfare officer Petrona "Pete" Bergado receiving commendation A WELFARE officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assigned at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC is this year's awardee for outstanding service in the field of education and public service....more

Stories of my mother

The two weeks I spent in my birthplace of Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in northern Mindanao, Philippines was a reunion with my ailing father, whom I haven't visited for five years.He might be boney and fragile but my Tatay (father) Simeon Barros Naelga's mind is as clear as the skies. During those few precious days with him I recorded all our conversations to serve as posterity for me....more

Mikael Grey connects to Filipinos in UAE

 'The power? Of the DJ? It’s to motivate the crowd man. It’s to have the insight to motivate the crowd. To have the crowd at your fingertips. To control the crowd.'- Kool HercI just got word that a popular disc jockey in Cagayan de Oro City is making it big in the United Arab Emirates....more

Giving room for the vaginas to breathe

Taken from IF mothers know better, then grandmothers know best....more

Solitaire plays her cards right

 Solitaire Lambatan Chapman with her husband Gabriel Chapman AS she shuffled the cards of life in her hands, mixing in aces, kings, queens and jacks, somehow she just manages to find the winning combination....more

Good times in my Tagoloan homecoming

Photo by Jong Casino from Facebook Page Old Tagoloan For two weeks, I was home again in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in northern Mindanao, Philippines....more

The healing power of vaginal fluid

Taken from Wikihow Vaginal fluid is said to be an antidote to insect bites. Many swore to its efficacy and potent powers including yours truly.I tell you this to prove my point about the efficacy of vaginal fluid which is corroborated by others that got bitten by insects and used it as the immediate answer to the problem. ...more