Month: March 2016

Misadventures in Bangkok

Exploring Bangkok in less than 12 hours with kids, senior citizens, and a pregnant first-time mom in tow

Yupangco Group of Companies CEO graces the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

[Sponsored Post] Top executives from various industries will share their expertise at the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016: One Digital World Connected on 28 May 2016 at SM Aura SMX in Taguig City. Among the top speakers will be Robert L. Yupangco, Chief Executive Officer of Yupangco Group of Companies. Robert came from a family of entrepreneurs that ventured into various industries, including electronics, industrial products, transportation, real estate, restaurants, travel and leisure. He is especially known for establishing Zoobic Safari, which is under the Zoomanity Group of their family’s travel and leisure enterprise. Meet Robert and find out how the Yupangco Group of Companies has been successfully utilizing digital marketing to further serve their clients and grow their businesses at the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016. Asia Digital Marketing Expo is organized by TAG Media and Public Relations and is now on its second year. For more information about the event and for partnership or sponsorship, please contact 0916-6299381 or email at

Praying for my daughters’ best

I’ve been married for nearly 13 years now, but it feels like my husband and I have been together way much longer than that. We’ve probably already talked about everything under the sun except our daughters getting married someday though. As you already know, we have two daughters, now ages 12 and 9, and as Christians, one of the things that we are taught to do as parents is the importance of praying for our children. That includes not only praying for their health, a heart that would always want to seek God, discovering, developing and using their talents to serve God, and more, but also praying for their future marriage, the person they will marry someday (and whether it is part of God’s plan for them to be married). I have not started really thinking about them getting married one day, and so you can say that I slack when it comes to that prayer aspect until I had an opportunity to speak with one of my friends’/mentor’s only son recently. Somehow, after that …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 8: The one with reading as my sport

reading that is, finally finished reading Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf. I’m impressed by the amount of research she must have put into the book, particularly when it comes to the wolves, and how she used that information to weave a story, human characters, around it. It’s the first time I’ve read a novel authored by Picoult, though I have seen the movie My Sister’s Keeper several times, which was based on her novel of the same title. I wonder if all her stories involve family and court room drama… Anyway, it looks like I  have already graduated from reading John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon novels, and some of my new favorite authors/novelists now are Jodi Picoult, Amy Tan, and Tessa Afshar. listening to the sounds of the electric fan and air conditioning. (Remind me to turn off the electric fan later.) Really, when it’s late at night, these are the only sounds I’d hear unless a dog barks or some vehicle passes by. thinking about what I should have said to that rude Israeli that …