It’s been awhile since this author last joined the studio tours at the famous Univeral Studios Hollywood. But as luck would have it, my son and his family asked me to join them at the theme park, along with a […]
The baby boomer generation grew up with simple things in life. Though some of us were raised in the city, we longed for country life whenever we can, so our mom would make sure we visit our hometown every couple […]
It’s really difficult to define what sorority “sisterhood” really means. People from the “outside” looking in will never understand it, while those from the “inside” can’t seem to explain it. This writer is proud to be part of the “unconditional […]
A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as...
Pinoys all over the southland observed Palm Sunday this past weekend to commemorate the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem, “the King of Kings riding a donkey, symbolizing Peace” rather than a horse which in the olden times meant “power as in overthrowing a nation.” ...
The regular Sunday morning cooking class held at the Williams-Sonoma store in Arcadia’s Woodfield Santa Anita Fashion Square came to an end last Sunday, when the more than a dozen cooking class participants said “hasta la vista” ( or ‘til we see you again) to Chef...
A lovely girlfriend treated some of us to watch the recent one-day showing of Engelbert Humperdinck’s concert at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. We’ve all heard his popular songs when we were in high school and we were all surprised […]
On a mild, temperate evening last Sunday, a thoughtful friend asked this writer to see “SHEN YUN” at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was a indeed a delightful experience to see classical, historical Chinese dance depicting “5,000 years of Chinese […]
Pinoys all over the country hailed “ Pope Francis, mahal na mahal namin kayo!” We all felt that we were blessed, honored and enthralled by the Pontiff’s visit. From day one of his four-day visit, Pope Francis graciously accepted true […]
Lourdes “Odette” A. Ricasa is a globetrotting traveler, author, poet, painter and realtor who has traveled to 257 countries and has accumulated a total of 1.8 million flight time miles, having been awarded a certificate by the Travelers’ Century Club, honoring her […]