A CONFESSED OCDโ€™S COVID19 SCARE

๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ข๐๐ž. Soโ€” last week was a real ohmigosh time for me as Dutchie wasnโ€™t feeling well for 2 days. We werenโ€™t going out except for our regular food run every 2 weeks. The last one was previous day before he felt unwellโ€” so there goes my suspicion. Ohmigosh. Nothing could be wrong, right?! I am convinced I had […]

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Mid-Lifers, Kiss Wherever Whenever You Want!

#๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—˜๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†: ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, โ€œ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ.โ€Okay, okay, Iโ€™m 57 and heโ€™s 63, and so what! We kiss and hug wherever whenever we feel like. We love our walks under a serendipitous rain. We make fun of our dogsโ€™ facial expressions. We love exchanging energies with the Millennials of our lives- our […]

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#Throwback: Graffiti hunting in Haight-Ashbury SFO, early spring of 2009

February 9, 2009, somehere in Haight-Ashbury in San Franciso– I walked the whole stretch of these intersection in search of the houses of The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, vinyl garage sale and wall art. These were just a few graffiti by local artists. My day trip here was cut short because the rains fell like crazy and I didn’t […]

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My Mother, Concepcion: The Opposite of Immaculate

Among the last four generations of women in our paternal and maternal families, my mother, Concepcion, was the one with a most ardent wanderlust which sadly, like an unrequited love, was a dream unmet. She always liked cold temperature and the smell of pine. (Hence, I grew up with the smell of pine- from house cleaners to fresh Christmas tree.) […]

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Top 10 Experiences for Beyond 50 Couples When Traveling to a City for the 1st Time

What do we, quinquagenarians or midlife travelers 50 years old and above, prefer to see when traveling? For Dutchie and I, we prefer the word โ€˜experience,โ€™ rather than just โ€˜see.โ€™ As much as possible, we avoid the tourist traps as they tend to be more commercialized and are therefore, more expensive. On first day, we usually take free tours (check […]

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