Accidental ABBA

Costco Wholesale’s MidYear Inventory is fast approaching, which reminded me of the funniest inventory story I have had to date. I blame my mother and my Filipinoness, really. Karaoke, that is. I’m a proud American-Filipino, so I’m confident every American Filipino is born with a mic in their hand, and a rice cooker in theContinue reading “Accidental ABBA”

A Thief, A Lunch and Just Desserts

Every workplace I’ve been in has a communal refrigerator(s) in a break room. In 2003, Costco Travel was no different. What was different was the rampant lunch theft once a particular employee was hired. I’m a generous person almost to a fault. That said, I won’t tolerate theft. It’s deceitful, and disrespectful. To me, itContinue reading “A Thief, A Lunch and Just Desserts”

Epitome of Keep Digging

My friends and family could tell you that I quip, “keep digging” as inspirational words often. It’s the subtitle of this website, as a matter of fact. The epitome of keep digging was this experience I shared with my bro, Jason E. It was an incident that happened over 10 years ago, but still resonatesContinue reading “Epitome of Keep Digging”

My Health Before My Wealth

The accumulation of wealth has been a troublesome, and consistent theme of my life, as well as other Americans… I prided myself on my “side hustles” such as being an entertainer, a business consultant, and #Instacart Full Service Shopper to name a few. Which meant my exercise routine(s) were abandoned to pursue these money generators.Continue reading “My Health Before My Wealth”

New Year’s Eve

For someone who relishes in socializing, entertains at parties, and is an extrovert, the following will be contradictory: I dread New Year’s Eve Parties. This time of year is usually rough for my mental space with the memory of my mother dying of cancer, and having the experience of her health deteriorating so quickly. TheContinue reading “New Year’s Eve”

Ugly Sweater Party

Y’all have it easy nowadays regarding Ugly Sweaters! I’ve seen them everywhere: Fred Meyer, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. There’s all the peripheral items too. Back in my day of parties, if you didn’t find a way, you MADE the way. Several years ago, I received a party invite from a friend I hadn’t heard from inContinue reading “Ugly Sweater Party”

White Elephant vs Gift Exchange Parties: How I Was Tricked!

It’s that time of year again… And invariably, some host / hostess will incorrectly title their intention of their party. In my humble opinion (IMHO) there’s a GINORMOUS difference between White Elephant vs Gift Exchange Parties. I was tricked into thinking I was attending a workplace White Elephant Gift Party. Granted, the co-worker that invitedContinue reading “White Elephant vs Gift Exchange Parties: How I Was Tricked!”

Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species

Ever since the Digital Age started, many traditional institutions such as mailed letters have been in a state of decline. In fact, it’s extinct. Well, at least, Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species with young adults that don’t know how to properly address an envelope. There’s an app out there available that you can mimicContinue reading “Christmas Cards Are An Endangered Species”