S & R

It was a Wednesday a week ago I was sitting at the computer posting on FB when Mayang came by with a cup of coffee (Yuban) and informed me that we were out. When I was on Subic a few days earlier I noticed that all the stores were out of coffee. Oh there was instant coffee and decaffeinated ground coffee but as I said they were out of coffee. As I sat there pondering my … [Read More...]

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I was just browsing through my FB news feed and saw the wall of my dear friend Sharon. Just reading what's on her wall got me thinking. I've receive too many junk … [Read More...]

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Helping people is something I enjoy doing.  It isn't always easy, though!  Sometimes people who say they want your help seem to go out of their way to do the opposite of what you tell them!  Then, when that doesn't work, they come back and ask you to … [Read More...]

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