Passing thru our living room, I noticed a book on the table top by the side of the favorite sofa chair of my mom.
Running is a great way to get a feel of the vibe of a place. With two feet on the ground, a runner gets up close and sometimes personal to the surroundings.
Wednesday morning last week witnessed a handful of workers set up a huge Philippine flag on the front wall of our First Balfour office in Sucat. I commended our Admin head, Mr. Yanga, for an early display of nationalistic fervor. He smiled and shared that our company is joining the whole country celebrate the National Flag Day period which starts May 28.
Millennial I am not.
“Lefto” as in leftover.
“Q”, as in Quinapaguian, is one of the small islands in the coastal municipality of Mercedes of the tourism-friendly province of Camarines Norte.
Walking from my parked vehicle towards the Kanin Club along the EDSA Central Avenue in Mandaluyong City, a flurry of colorful movement caught my attention to my right. It originated from one of the tents set up on the grounds of the Greenfield District Central Park.
Caroling is a Christmas tradition here in the Philippines which consists of groups of people, usually kids, going from house to house singing Christmas carols to spread the holiday spirit.
“Giving back to nature.”
These were the words of our HR Head Caloy Salonga when he addressed the 100+ First Balfour employees, family and friends that participated in the company tree planting last August 17.
“Thanks for your support! Wr nbr 2 n dyaryo drive n nbr 1 in 1st yr!”
This was the text I got Tuesday morning from Popi Gorospe, a co-parent at the Ateneo de Manila High School and one of our hard-working class parent officers for Section 1A of which my son Marcel and her son Mio belong. I immediately texted back – “Wow. That is great news.”