Book Review: The Bridges of Madison County

This book squeezed me dry. Wrecked me. I shamelessly admit that I cried, like swollen-eyes-runny-nose kind of crying. Ugly cry, I think they call it. There are two things I need to do after reading this- either take a deep, long break to catch my breath before moving on to my next book, or read something totally unrelated to love and loss so I can … Continue reading Book Review: The Bridges of Madison County

This is my PIA: 30 for 30 

The agency I work for, Philippine Information Agency, will mark its 30th anniversary on December 24. On this day in 1986, then President Corazon C. Aquino signed Executive Order No. 100 creating PIA.  I am nine years older than PIA, and I have served this agency for about 18 years.  9, 18. That’s quite a combo. (Where’s the nearest lotto outlet?)  I’m bad with numbers … Continue reading This is my PIA: 30 for 30 

Sharing is caring: Handouts on Writing

Part of what we do in our agency as government communicators is to help empower our partners in the localities in communicating public service messages. The public information officers (PIO) of the local government units are critical to our goal of an “enlightened citizenry empowered to make informed decisions.” The PIOs serve as the spokespersons of the local government units and government agencies. One way … Continue reading Sharing is caring: Handouts on Writing

Salivating over The Suite Room’s Pan-Fried Salmon

I first discovered this wonderful dish via Foodpanda. My usual go-to’s when I’m in the mood for food delivery (and I’m sick of the food from the carinderia) are Hala Paella, Brique, and Ilaputi. That time I felt a hankering for salmon and decided to check out the menu of other restaurants. When I saw The Suite Room’s listing for Pan-Fried Salmon in Citrus Butter … Continue reading Salivating over The Suite Room’s Pan-Fried Salmon