January 17, 2021

Easy Steak Recipe

I'm average when it comes to cooking but when my family ask me for a certain viand, I put my heart and soul to serve them what they want. Today my husband asked for steak, so here's my Easy Steak Recipe.

"I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment 

not only to our bodies but to our spirits. 

Feeding people is a way of loving them, 

in the same way that feeding ourselves 

is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility. "   

- Shauna Niequist

January 16, 2021


One of the many reasons why I fell in love with my husband is because he is good at painting! He used to paint my shirts, pants and bags when we were in college. It made me feel so cool wearing hand painted clothes! 

The last time John painted was we he entered med school in La Salle, that was like 25 years ago! I begged him many times to paint something because I know he got the talent for it.  Finally without any pleading, John painted today, not just one but three! 

I remember giving him three gifts every special occasions and what not. I even gave him three wonderful children.  I'm happy he made three paintings, which we call Joy in Nature. 

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, 

then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”  

- Vincent Van Gogh

January 15, 2021

Sempio Family

Filsyn and I met at Dominican College some 12 years ago, during the elementary entrance examination of our respective daughters, Samantha and Julia.  Then we found out that we live in the same street and that her dad is friends with my husband's cousins. We've been  close since then even though we don't get to see each as often as we would like to specially when we both live in different places now.

Finally after years of not seeing each other, John and I visited Sempio Family in their beautiful home. Time flies so fast when having fun, really! Kulang ang isang araw ng kwentuhan at tawanan! Trsih and John can't stop talking about theirs toys, martial arts and more.

Their daughter, Samantha is the CEO of Glamourista PH, this young lady is really awesome at 17! No dull moments with the Sempio Family, muntik na kaming hindi umuwi ng bahay😀

Proud and happy for Fil that she's into painting now! Doing great at it even without formal training. Yes, of course I got to bring home one of her artworks! Happy me!

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."

- Joseph Brodsky