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Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
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Don’t remember anything
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
It is 9:25 p.m. and I am just starting to write.
Privilege card
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I was in the supermarket when my cell phone suddenly rang. I answered and a male voice said, “Hi, Tweetums. Bobby Cuenca here.” I was surprised. He is the husband of my good friend, Chingbee Kalaw, who...
A Different Christmas
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Our Christmas celebrations are always different.
Death at Christmas
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
I was just going to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a fabulous, prosperous New Year but I received a text from someone who read my column and was touched by it.
A different Neurologist
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
My husband has not been feeling too well lately.
I remember Mama
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I remember Mama was the title of the play the Maryknoll High School Dramatic Club put on when I was in my senior year.
Should you marry again?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Is there a difference between being married a second time and staying single?
An unexpected weekend
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Want to spend the weekend at Sonya’s Garden?” my cousins asked.
Happily and lazily married
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again I am engrossed at my computer playing Free Cell.
Posh Philippines
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Things around us are changing quietly but decidedly they are changing.
See you later, Chingbee
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
If I remember correctly, Chingbee Kalaw came to Maryknoll Grade School then in Pennsylvania, Manila when we were in the seventh grade.
The secret of life
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Retirement should be given a new name. It is not just a sign that your professional life is over. It is a sign that a new life is beginning, one where you are freer because there’s no company to tell you what...
The real secret to creativity? Do it to make you happy
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
I thought I might want to write about creativity, something my family sometimes implied I have had since I was small.
Life’s ups and downs
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
That’s it! September — the first of the “ber” months — ends today. Already we’ve been hearing the Christmas Carols at the supermarkets.
Life worth living
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
What is life?
How to do eggs
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
As children we used to love having fried eggs for breakfast.
Crawl into bed virtually dead
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday I resumed my dance class at Sunshine Place. That made me count back to the last time I took classes there. Ten months! No wonder I felt after class that I would just simply drop dead.
My strange family
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Now it’s September.
Fashion is back
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
I always like to look on the good side of fashionable.
Moved house at last
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Moving house is very hard.
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