Taking a little break from looking at tiles for a reno project as photobombing lady looks forlornly out the window.
A gentleman of a certain age.
Not exactly the “work-life balance” I had in mind, but I just had to take advantage of the holiday to enjoy some alone time listening to music AND checking off some small rocks with work.
51 years ago, my 2-year reign as an only child ended with the birth of my brother, Dean. Although I have allegedly threatened to kill him when they first brought him home, my parents somehow prevailed upon me. He may have earned his reprieve then, but the years & years of comparison - his pinkish white skin to my ashy dirt brown; his oval-shaped face with my serving platter round - the thought festers. And his being a doctor with a beautiful & smart wife, and 2 cute kids, is not helping his cause. #thezens2018 #thezens2018
Shameless & unapologetically fanboying at True Faith’s 25th anniversary concert, “Far From Perfect” - a clever play on their breakout song. It was 1993 and 99.5 RT FM was giving away tickets to True Faith’s first major concert at Music Hall, then at Annapolis St. in Greenhills, and I just had to be the right number caller to win it. And I did! I even got the album on cassette to prep myself for the concert. Fast forward (pun intended) a year later our PR & Marketing company, Communications Advantage, Inc. (ComAd) got the band to promote a client liquor brand for a series of shows at Euphoria whose Marketing Manager then, was my friend @jennidomingo who also happened to be BFF’s with lead singer, @medstruefaith . Many tequila shots have blurred the other details. When I moved to the US, my brother sent me True Faith’s third, CD “Build” and it kept me company during bouts of homesickness. The next time I saw Medwin was when he sang at my cousin @dakongtimog & @dondivirrey ‘s wedding sometime in 2012. Then at a random run in at a bar & grill across ABS-CBN early this year. I had been meaning to catch them in concert so when Jenni asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday last August, it was the first thing that popped in my head. Ever-resourceful, she managed to snag a couple of “VVIP” tickets to the sold-out anniversary concert even if it meant delaying my birthday celebration. So there I was, in full fan-boy regalia, decked in a t-shirt which was a reference to the band name’s origin as a 1987 song by New Order. Somehow I felt like I had gone full circle and the band, especially Medwin, never sounded better. Now if I can just find a player for the CD I got of their latest album, “Sen+imen+al” ... #truefaith25 #truefaith25 @jennidomingo @medstruefaith @dakongtimog @dondivirrey
Maybe it’s because we were born a day apart; perhaps it’s our shared interest in collecting vinyl records in high school; or the fact that his Mom & my Dad worked together in Malacañan decades ago; or that I stood as a groomsman at his wedding; or that his parents ended up living 3 blocks from mine; or that we both lived in the US -he on the West coast, and I, East - all these have made us life-long friends and it was great catching up after 27 years. See you again soon, @bad_altar_boy @bad_altar_boy
In an esteemed and rare arena where wisdom is still measured by the richness of experience, Justice Lucas P Bersamin continues to be at the forefront as the most senior serving magistrate in the Supreme Court, having started his career in the Judiciary with his appointment as a Regional Trial Court Judge in Quezon City in 1986. While the countdown to his retirement had been set, we are excited to see what is in store in his valedictory year. A true gentleman and scholar of the first order, Justice Bersamin is indeed an even rarer gem in an already select pool of brilliance. Happy 69th Birthday, Mr. Justice!
The Z’s @ The Frazzled Cook
My brothers and I do not agree on a lot of things, but are united in the belief that one can never have too much in footwear. Thank you, Ernest, for my camel brogues #tedbakerlondon , and Dean, for my leather flipflops #bensherman #mybrothersarebetterthanyours #tedbakerlondon #bensherman #mybrothersarebetterthanyours
Today I made good on a promise I made three months ago - to lose 15 pounds. No math. No science. No crazy exercises. Just a resolve to be a more responsible adult and eat sensibly; to be accountable for the few things in life I have control over. #intermittentfasting @maxweberfit #breakingthe200poundwall 📷 by @minabatungbacal #intermittentfasting #breakingthe200poundwall @maxweberfit @minabatungbacal
I always feel awkward at weddings.