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Taglet’s MakatiMed Vacation

This is long overdue. I planned to write about this, but I can’t seem to find the words to describe how I felt that night. It was the scariest night of my life. It was the 23rd of November and we were out for dinner with Jeff’s family because it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday. Taglet was a bit cranky, but knowing that he’s a baby and baby and cranky almost has the same meaning, we didn’t mind. Taglet was crankier than the usual. I thought it was just another bout of colic or he’s just having a growth spurt because all he wanted to do was nurse all day. He never wanted to let go of my boob. He feeds like he’s always hungry. We went home earlier that everyone else. Taglet was crying in the car, so I told Jeff I feel like there’s something wrong with him, or maybe he’s feeling sick. When we got home, I changed his clothes, we washed up, and did our routine baby talk/chismisanĀ before going to bed. Taglet was …

The Digital Business Summit 2014

I came from a very business oriented family. My parents taught us that having a business is better than working for someone else. But in today’s standards, just knowing how to run a physical business is not enough. Social media is the way to go, and if you don’t market your business online, you may be missing on a lot of things.

On Pregnancy and Fatherhood

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” (Col 3:19, NIV) Photo from http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/ This passage has never been so crucial than during my wife’s pregnancy. I am not perfect, and there would be times that I need to remind myself of this passage. To be honest, the pregnancy wasn’t easy for me, and especially for her, but in the end, we both know it would be soooo worth it. Thirty-two (32) weeks and counting. Around 6-8 weeks to go. Time does fly, but now Taglet’s birthday seem so far away. Of course we’re both excited, and I’m pretty sure, both afraid as well. Afraid that we’ll screw up one way or another, or afraid that we’re not actually “ready” by today’s standards. Yet I know Joy and I will always have each other, together with God, in this journey of parenthood. Isaac Joseph, we are not perfect parents. We don’t promise to be, but what we promise is that we’ll do our very best to bring you up in this world. We …

An Open Letter to Isaac

Dear Isaac,  I do not know how to start this letter. I am staring at my moving stomach and about to cry again. You always make me cry, but in a good way.  Long time ago, long before I even met your Tatay, I thought to myself that I don’t want to have kids. I tend to gain so much weight, so I thought being pregnant is such a bad idea. If you look at me now, anak, I am 72 kilograms. That’s waaaay heavier than my 55 kilogram self when your Tatay met me. A few months before I met your Tatay, I was 25 and been single for a while, I told my mother, your Lola Fe, that maybe I should just adopt. I was starting to worry about myself. I was starting to think that maybe I will never get married because being young, pretty, and single for three years was not a good sign. Your Lola of course told me that it was a crazy idea. Sayang daw ang magandang genes. Aba’t anong klase, ano? …

Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

I have been cooking a lot since we moved to Makati. We figured it would be cheaper to cook rather than buy food all the time. This is one of the few recipes that I started cooking here. It’s easy and doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare. Jeff called it corned beef hash, so let’s call it that. šŸ˜‰ You will only need very few ingredients for corned beef hash, and you can easily find it in your home. This is best as baon at school or work. Or merienda at home! Ingredients: (makes 6 servings) 1 can corned beef (I used the Highlands brand because it’s on sale in Landmark) 2 pieces medium sized potatoes egg onion garlic Steps: 1. Peel the potatoes. 2. Using a cheese grater, grate the potatoes and drain the extract. You can use a piece of cloth to squeeze out the extra liquid from the potatoes, but since I don’t have cloth, I used paper towels which worked fine.  3. Chop the onions and garlic, and put it in …

Jet 7 Bistro Launch

My friend Faye has been telling me about this new restaurant along Timog Avenue in Quezon City for a while now. But because we used to live in the south, Quezon City felt like a very, very far place. We moved to Makati last month and now QC doesn’t seem too far anymore. Photo from Jet 7 Bistro’s Facebook page.