Serenade (Harana) – I ❤ Weddings Series #8

Back in the day, men would woe their ladies with a serenade. In our culture, we call it harana. I hope you still got to watch those Rogelio Dela Rosa movies where the leading man would bring along his sidekicks and sing his heart out to profess his love, facing up the window of the bedroom of his amore. If he is favored by both the lady…

Milestone Wedding Gifts (I ❤ Weddings Series #8)

Today we mark the first anniversary of our Silver Wedding Anniversary! Confused? Okay, it’s our 26th wedding anniversary. And it took me a year before I decided to share Marvin’s spectacular wedding gift.

Background:
I don’t remember if we gave each other special wedding gifts back in 1989. Maybe letters? Probably, we assumed that the wedding and our forthcoming honeymoon…

Magical Healing

While still in his early grades, my son Enrique had a terrible attack of hyperacidity one night. We had to rush him to the hospital because of excruciating pain. Back home, I tried to put him to sleep and his head somehow landed on my tummy. He was relieved and finally put to sleep. After that, he believed that my soft tummy was the one that took away the pain. He told his brothers…