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Ewww Healthy

I posted this on Instagram last month,

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I’ve put honey instead of caramelized sugar on my soya curd, “TAHO WITH HONEY.”
To which Paula, said, “Ewww healthy.”

After committing to a healthy lifestyle, I had a hard time maintaining that in the Philippines during my 2 week vacation for the wedding.

I shopped for healthy options for me and them: Granola Bars, Honey for sweeteners, Nuts instead of chips and soya milk and fruit juices for soda.
I told Sam (while Tem was there), “Sam, eto mga healthy food ha.”
“Saaaam, eto masarap oh,” Tem answered, “chocolate, sembe, coke, potato chips… yum!”
Sam torn between her morals, “Tito, mas masarap offer ni Tita Tem.”

The devil won.

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Posted by on August 22, 2015 in Health Buff, It's All Relative


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The Most Beautiful Starbucks in the Philippines

On our way to our wedding venue in Batangas, Tem, who was driving at the time, told us, “Kuya, gusto n’yo pumunta yung pinaka-magandang Starbucks sa Pilipinas?”
Being the big coffee lover that she is, Mitch exclaimed, “Sige!”
I was not convinced and asked my sister, “Baka naman inuuto mo lang kami ha?” It would of course be our treat if we stop by.
Tem laughed at the idea and told us, “Oo nga!”
“Oo nga! Bahala ka!” she answered while laughing.

“Baka naman mamaya sabihin mo, nandito rin sa Tagaytay ang ‘Most Beautiful Jollibee branch’ ha?” I followed up.


The Most Beautiful Starbucks” in Twin Lakes, Tagaytay City

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Posted by on June 23, 2015 in It's All Relative


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Food Tasting Nanay

Nanay and Tatay“Tem, kayo ni Nanay ang mag-foo-food tasting sa caterer, ha? Kasi wala naman kami dyan,” I told my sister.
“Talagang kami naman,” she answered.
“Kailangan kasama ang Nanay. Alam mo naman yun, napaka-sensitive ng dila,” I told Tem, “Palibhasa nagluluto, eh lahat ng ibang pagkain hindi na masarap: kesyo lasang ihi ng daga o kaya tae ng ipis,” Nanay uses the worst adjectives on food she does not like.
“Bigyan mo na lang si Nanay ng benefit of the doubt, baka naman nakakain na talaga sya nun nung kabataan nya.”

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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Wedding Runner with a Price

Tem, my sister, is Mitch and I’s go to girl when it comes to checking the venues for our upcoming wedding.
“Tem, check mo naman yung church sa Tagaytay kung maganda nga,” I told her once.
“Kuya, sige bukas.”
“Sino kasama mo?” I asked.
“Kuya, kumpleto kami lagi. From lolo to apo, package deal kami.”
“Ah ok. Sige ingat kayo. Sana maganda yung church, no? Tell me kung magian downpayment. Pa-gasan ko na lang yung kotse.”
“Pano ba yan, kuya? Kakain din kami.”

The next day, “Kuya tapos na yung church. Kakain na kami,” Tem told me the next day.
“Ayus. Sige daan kayo ng drive thru,” I told.
“Ay! Naka-order na kami. Eto ang receipt,” she then attached a photo of a receipt for Php 1,500.00.
“Bulalo lang Php 1,500 na?!”
“Thank you, kuya!”


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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in It's All Relative


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We Want Lola

“Ayaw na namin sa’yo Tita Tem. Namimiss na namin si lola,” my nieces told my sister. Nanay is in Japan.
“Eh ‘di ba yan ang gusto n’yo, hindi kayo pinapakialaman,” My sister asked them.
“Hindi n’ya kami pinapabayaan. Ikaw eh wala kang pakialam sa amin,” they are now missing their grandmother.

Ang gulo nila, Kuya, nung nandito Lola nila naiinis sila pinapakain sila, ayaw pa nila kumain. Ngayon sila bahala kumain, namimiss naman nila ang Nanay.


Tita Tem and the nieces (Paula and Sam)

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in It's All Relative


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Batang Api

Paula became the monster that scares Little Rafa. When Tem say, “Ate Pau! Ate Pau! Si Rafa oh!” the little toddler cries. Scared of his 18 year old cousin.

Tem posted this video on Facebook and it just broke my heart. My sister can be very evil. Ate Richie, from the US, even told my sister, “Tem, matatakot any bata. May psychological effect yan!”
To which my little sister promised not to do it again.

A few weeks later, Tem posted this photo: Miggy testing the waters. Mabait naman pala si Ate Paula. (he’s so cute)


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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in It's All Relative


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I have remitted the allowance to my sister this week and have sent the following message:”Tem, naipadala ko na ang pera. Itakas mo na ang mga bata. Umalis na kayo dyan sa bahay na yan! Dali!”

Last time I told her, “Nasend ko na, ipatumba mo na sa mga bata…”
Even before that: “Nasayo na ang pera, tigilan nyo na ang pamilya namin.”