Skip to main content

Wish Realized, a Compaq Notebook Yipeee!!!

My children gave me a wonderful and awesome gift the other night, something I have been wishing for, for the longest time... And now that wish has been granted. I am now the proud owner of a Compaq Pressario. This is definitely a gift of love, so much love. Thank you my children!!! So much! Salamat, salamat, salamat. You have trully made me very happy.

One of these days, I am going to upload a snapshot of happyulam. That's going to be my notebook's name. He he.



I remember getting my first computer way back in 1986. My boss, who was then the Dean of Computer Studies of DLSU was pursuing her doctoral degree in Education Management. One day, she called me in her office and told me "You are going to be my research assistant for my dissertation, along with your job here." I was then the main marketing person in her software company. And so the story goes, I sold software while working my ass off (ooopps) doing research for her. It didn't bother me at all. On the contrary, I loved the challenge.

Popular posts from this blog

Ibanag and Filipino Childbirth Rituals

"For parents, birth rituals and ceremonies provide an immediate sense of connection as well as inclusion of the child into the clan, tribe or community. These rituals establish at a very early stage, who they are. The rituals also serve as guideposts as they grow and develop their own sense of identity. Even if they drift away from or reject their heritage, their early experiences give them a place to return to if they so choose".

The Ibanag culture is filled with childbearing rituals and practices which have been handed down from one generation to another. Here are some of them.

1. It is said that if a pregnant woman has a lot of blemishes or pimples on her face, her baby will be a girl.
2. If the mother glows and radiates beauty, the baby will be a boy.
3. If the mother craves for sweets and other carbohydrates, the baby will be a girl.
4. If the mother is craving for oily or fried foods, the baby will be a boy.
5. The mother should not eat 'balut' (a native duck egg d…


February Christmas and my new iphone

My son JD gave me this phone as a Christmas gift. Thank you!