Wednesday, May 16, 2007

MY FAVORITES (Partial List)

1. Coke (my daughter with Down Syndrome knows Coke is my 1st love)

Have you ever met someone (other than me) who can't live home without Coke in a cooler filled with ice?

I used to drink 1 case a day of 8 0z. Coke when I worked with the Soft Drinks Division of SMC. That would approximately be 1 truck load of Coke a year! When I resigned from the company, I abstained from drinking Coke for 1 whole year. I couldn't accept the fact that in order for me to drink Coke, I had to buy it.

As of this writing, I have miraculously lowered my consumption to only 1/2 liter of Coke Light a day. My father once asked me "hanggang kelan ka ba iinom nyan?" I told him I will never stop drinking Coke.

That's right, folks. I can live without a husband, but I can't live without Coke. And that's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help me God.

2. My passion was, . . . is, . . . and will always be F-O-O-D!

Is there anyone out there like me who'll eat merienda right after lunch? I eat almost anything and everything from locust adobo to roasted peking duck.

3. Movies

My friend Luz commented that "kung anak ka ni Nora, wala kang mamimiss na sine". True enough, my children and I watched the advanced screening of SHREK 3 today. We brought with us 2 packs of ACT II popcorn and had a really good time inside the theatre.

4. Concerts

One of my frustrations in life is not having a good singing voice. But I just love watching concerts--local and foreign. I have seen most of the local concerts (at least, in my time). As for the foreign shows, I haven't missed Julio Iglesias, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, John Denver, Air Supply, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Irene Cara, Sergio Mendez, Rod Stewart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Don Mclean, Rupert Holmes, Jack Jones, etc.

5. Stage Plays

My fascination with stage plays began in college when we were required by our History prof. to watch various stage plays and concerts. I enjoyed watching them with my barkada and I now enjoy watching them with my 2 children, who are actually stage performers in their own right. To name a few, my children and I didn't miss The Sound of Music, Pinocchio, Noah's Big Boat, Aladdin. But my favorite is Footloose, where the role of Kevin Bacon was played by my dear inaanak, Macky Santiago. I remember Gio telling me "let's watch it again, Mama!" after the actors and actresses waved goodbye on stage.


  1. Dear Mama,

    What a fascinating thing to write about. Not only does it remind me of good times but also lets me know what happened to you years ago. You truly have a way of telling people your stories. One day, I want to become just like you.

    Hugs and kisses!
    Your son, Gio

  2. Gio, my dear: I'm sure you won't only be like me but much much better. As Mimi aptly put it after the Golden Anniversary of Tatay and Nanay: "Congrats 4 d success...bilib ko kay gio...parang mini you!

    You're only 9 but you already won in the poem writing competition in your new school. You're not only a good writer but a good singer, too--unlike me, who, according to you--have got the stage presence but don't have the voice . . .

    Keep up the good work, son!