Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
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Just care about being happy
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
March 2019! It seems like the last century, where I spent most of my life, ended only a few years ago when actually it ended 19 years ago.
A new cell phone
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Okay! I’ve adjusted to the fact that I have lost my iPhone for good.
Our branded lives
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
When I worked in advertising almost 20 years ago, we didn’t talk about branding.
What’ll i do?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m writing this on Thursday.
I lost my cellphone
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Friday, Feb. 8. I left the house so early to make it to the US Embassy by 9:30 a.m. to apply for a visa. In the car I read the travel agent’s instructions once again.
Happy Valentine’s whatever
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Four days before Valentine’s Day.
Kiss an Earth Pig
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Two more days and it’s Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the Pig.
What will happen to the Manila Zoo?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, around 30 years ago, I worked for Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. as its corporate communications director (CCD) and concurrently chairman and president of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines...
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...
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