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Nuns’ formula for good night’s sleep: ‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’

AGING WELL These Heal sisters keep everyone guessing their ages—(from left) Sister Lynn (68), Sister Natty (75), Sister Grace (88) and Sister Eu (73). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jae Salazar Abaya

Will your mother-in-law’s tongue lull you to sleep? Well, it did for me. The secret of this “quaint” sleeping arrangement was revealed to me by a Catholic nun, my cousin Sister Mary Anne of the Medical Mission Sisters, during a recent visit at their farm called Haven for Ecological Alternative Living (Heal) in Villasis town, Pangasinan province.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Can you be a tech-savvy senior?

NELSON Navarro

Learn or perish! That’s the mortal challenge of the communication age. And for us seniors the threat, if good indeed, would naturally be more imminent. But it would seem healthier for us to take up the challenge advisedly, limitedly.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Let me tell you about my operation

AFTER THE HAZE Clears. The Cataract Operation by Dr.Manuel Agulto ART BY GCF APRIL 2014

My sister was blind for seven years. She had a freak high blood pressure stroke that cut her optic nerve. Tess died early. The first message from the afterlife that I intuited from her was cute and naughty: “Now I can see you but you can’t see me!”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo

BOOTS Anson will wed Francisco “King” Rodrigo on June 14.

There was no grand ceremony or a fancy bridal dress when Boots Anson wed Pete Roa in Washington, DC, in 1964, then later at the Assumption Convent in Manila. The couple had eloped.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why these seniors still attend their class reunions

ASSUMPTION Class ’55: Mandy C. Torres, Cora B. Lopa, Chinggay D. Lagdameo, Myrna T. Sanchez, Bea B.Tan, Ana Olondriz

March, the month of graduations, is about the time we seniors—in age, that is—mark our own milestone alumni homecomings. And for our own diamond high school jubilee, my balikbayan classmates are busy preparing for a trip home.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »