When I am rich, I’d take you places…

A few weeks ago, I accompanied my mom and dad to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). My mom is having her old passport renewed (which she never used) and dad is getting a new one, his first in all his 61 years. The purpose of the trip was to prepare for the impending visit…

Learning to draw once again

When I was six years old, I was freakin’ lady Leonardo Da Vinci in my father’s eyes. I was named “Best in Arts” in primary school and I made a career out of joining drawing contests way back in grade school. In Kinder class, I was often asked to stand in a freaking corner cos…

Anywhere but here…

I don’t know if you can still call me the “ideal, patriotic Filipino”, especially when I say that if given the choice, I’d rather be anywhere (ON A FIRST WORLD COUNTRY at least) than suffer here in the Philippines. Earlier, while grappling with a very tricky situation with one of my media invitees for her…

Cute passport cases from Dimensione

My passport used to be cased in a plastic Winnie the Pooh holder which never failed to elicit a simple smile or even a chuckle from immigration personnel. That has always been my “feel-good” moment on any immigration counter where I am always wracked with paranoia and fear of the unknown. Whip ’em out silly…

The Passport chronicles

As mentioned in my previous post, I had scheduled an appointment with the DFA for my passport renewal. My current passport expires next year but since I still have the green one and bearing my maiden name, I opted for early renewal–first, to change my surname and second, to change my green passport to brown…

screaming for a vacayshuuuuun…

As mentioned endlessly in this blog, my mind is pretty saturated at this point–literally screaming for a well-deserved vacation. There’s a couple of holidays in my work calendar that I can’t wait to fill with some wandering, but the state of my finances pretty much leaves me tied up to this f@cking swivel chair. How…