There are two events that I am celebrating and remembering today.
The first event is the 12th birthday
of my youngest grand daughter Carenna Katague Thompson. I have written
several articles on Carenna's activities and are very proud of her
accomplishments in music and in drama.
The second event is the 27th anniversary of the death of my mother, Paz Barrido Balleza Katague.
have looked at my photo files and here are 2 photos taken on May 14 of
that year(1988). If you recognized anybody in the group picture, I will
appreciate if you make a comment.
at the Barotac Viejo Catholic Church after the funeral mass and
services with the Balleza clan and other relatives. I am the first
person on second line from the right.
have written a tribute to my Mother that had been posted in my blogs.
The most recent one was last Sunday in celebration of Mother's Day.
Planning to Retire Soon!
If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines