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Barbara Gonzalez Ventura
Barbara Gonzalez Ventura
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Blessings of Motherhood?
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Sometimes I think of motherhood and feel elated that my daughters whether they like it or not have somehow followed in my footsteps.
Growing old, younger  and  fresh
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s the first day of May, what used to be a non-working holiday.
Another Easter Sunday
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Happy Easter, everyone!
A new old cook
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Our househelper… I don’t like writing that, but what should I write?
Tribute to a mouse
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - April 3, 2022 - 12:00am
You missed my column last Sunday? I apologize. My computer mouse died so I couldn’t write. I tried to recharge and inject new life twice using different means but it would not charge.
The real maker behind my 1,190 rosaries
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - February 13, 2022 - 12:00am
My life on the surface is so simple now. I wake up before eight every morning except when I cannot sleep like last night.
That day is dawning
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 30, 2022 - 12:00am
‘Kung ang pera tumatawa, tanggapin mo. Huwag kang mag-alala.’
A jubilant great-grandmother
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The new year began surreptitiously for me. It just tiptoed in virtually unnoticed.
Pride discovered at christmas
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 2, 2022 - 12:00am
During the holiday season I sometimes wish I were a small child again.
A very quiet christmas
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - December 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas yesterday so that today, not a creature is stirring in your house, not even a tiny, hopefully dead mouse.
When Rizal women lunch
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - December 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Thank you everyone who tried to keep me from losing my mind. So far I am still sane. Hope to stay sane somehow for the rest of my life.
Give me the courage
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - December 12, 2021 - 12:00am
I am going slowly but steadily crazy.
Remember the 3,000 pairs of shoes?
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - November 21, 2021 - 12:00am
My background is 33 years in advertising, a profession that ordinary people do not fully understand. Let me try to explain a part of it to you in broad strokes.
Is it weird or is it sick?
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - November 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Maybe we should learn more about what happens to our parents as they age. We should be more watchful and less dismissive of them.
Turning Kakampink
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - November 7, 2021 - 12:00am
I know I earlier said, “Manny Pacquiao for President!” I meant it. I heard him speak at Oxford University.
A little more life
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
At the beginning of every year I take time to assess my health, especially this year because I am 75.
Little Manger
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Immediately I slipped back to the 1950s when my mother and I lived near the Malate church. Those were my pious years, I used to think, but suddenly I realized those were my blessed years.
What makes a marriage lonely?
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
These are problems texted to me. Let’s call the first woman Anna (not her name, but it’s the first letter in the alphabet).
One Terrible Day
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
I slept so well last night. I looked forward to a lazy day working on a necklace, but...
Elizabeth Taylor and Us
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
My husband loves to watch YouTube and these days I’ve been sitting watching with him.
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