Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
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To teach to learn always
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - June 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Sometimes I am surprised by what’s happening to me. My husband and I used to go out frequently, either out of town or walking through malls or having lunch with his male friends or entertaining at our...
Dreams come true
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 21, 2023 - 12:00am
We grew up together, went to school together, the three of us his older sister, me and him, according to age driven by Rodrigo in our grandmother’s car.
Always lots of fun
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 30, 2023 - 12:00am
When Raul Jorolan, once McCann-Erickson’s creative director for Coca-Cola, led me into his wonderful penthouse I almost lost my breath! He was, in a sense, hosting our McCann-Erickson Coke reunion, an event...
Happy survival easter!
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Happy Easter, everyone!
A school for innovation
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 26, 2023 - 12:00am
I ran into a young male friend in his mid-20s who was taking a week’s leave.
Free to contribute?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Once I was really stupid. 
Leah with the angels
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
I was having an ordinary day when I received a text from my son. “Butch Tan posted
Valentine’s with Rizals
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Gemma Cruz Araneta, the first Filipina Miss International in 1964, is a Rizal descendant, the first major beauty contest winner in our country that became a trailblazer for major beauty queens like Gloria Diaz and...
Visits that define us
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 12, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s the time of year when first cousins who once moved to the other side of the world come for a visit. I love seeing them, entertaining them (and myself), taking them to places they enjoy visiting.
Life always tests us
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Why do I almost always write about my life? Because once when I lived in the US, I came across a wheelchair-bound columnist who wrote about his life.
Believe in small miracles
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 29, 2023 - 12:00am
When your age hits 70 sometimes you feel totally ignorant, no matter how intelligent you used to be.
I am sick
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Mother, mother I am sick, call the doctor very quick,
Hackers, techies & food
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Can you believe how quickly time flies? I feel that only two years ago we were all breathless, wondering what the change from the year 1999 to 2000 would bring.
Tristan’s gift
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 1, 2023 - 12:00am
I think it was sometime in November when I saw delicious looking galantina on Facebook.
Christmases past and present
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 25, 2022 - 12:00am
With so many things to juggle for Christmas, does anyone have time to breathe?
The skill of sliding
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 18, 2022 - 12:00am
This has been a week full of changes and surprises for me. When my husband took sick last year we had to buy him a hospital bed.
Changes in the world
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8, my grandmother’s feast day. Her name was Concepcion Barbara. I was named after her.
To the bat cave
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 4, 2022 - 12:00am
One afternoon about a week ago I was trying to get my husband to watch TV with me. He hates TV now but I still enjoy it.
Now a lousy cook
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 6, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s almost 4 p.m. Have been sitting at my computer for the past hour playing Solitaire, trying to get my energy up enough to cook Arroz a la Cubana for my husband.
Life filled with love
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 9, 2022 - 1:29am
American fortunetellers fill my Facebook with messages hoping to get money and tell me that the full moon in Aries that happens tonight will bring changes in my life.
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