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FROM MY HEART
Cinderella’s teeth
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - May 29, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s not too hard for me to believe that “May, ‘tis May, the lusty month of May,” that they sang about in Camelot is ending. In my personal history this was not lusty, but the lousiest month...
Pink talk and lanterns
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Saturday I was sitting waiting for someone when I heard two men talking. “The election results are a nightmare,” one said to his friend.
Are you happy now?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s May 15, the birthday of my yaya who took care of me. I gave her money from my P2-a-week allowance to buy Pilipino Komiks and Tagalog Klasiks, smuggled them to me when my mother was out so she would not...
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.
Reunion for Tristan
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Once upon a time a very long time ago, I had little children — three girls born one after the other, then five years later, a son.
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.
Tribute to a beloved lady
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
God took our aunt Eva Beatriz Rafols Gonzalez. She was 96 years old and the last of her generation in our Gonzalez family.
What will happen next?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Sometimes I feel I am going mad. I have orders for many rosaries. If I can make three rosaries a day, I can make my deadlines.
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.
Birds and lung cancer?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 6, 2022 - 12:00am
When you have gotten as old as I, your daily schedule follows a pattern. Every morning you wake up, wash your face then sit with your husband for a while.
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.
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