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Chizmizan with Chuva · 1W ago

Plans for 2018. Travel. Travel. And travel some more.

2017 became a big travel year for me.  Sorry for my late posts and/or lack thereof. It has been a very busy time with my trips to Montreal (three times last year), cruise to Bermuda, trips t...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 1M ago

The time of year I am most joyful yet sad at the same time. #christmas

When I was growing up in Manila, Christmas was a joyous holiday.  By now, everyone must know that the Philippines celebrates the longest Christmas season in the world.  You can start hearing...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 2M ago

Why I still blog.

It was 10 years ago when I started blogging.  I had no idea where it will take me or how I would use it.  At first, I thought of it as an online diary.  You know, like "Doogie Howser, M.D." ...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 4M ago

Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar in DC – Ending 8/27

While the whole world gets excited about GOT (Game of Thrones), I still sit and wonder what I am missing.  I tried watching the show when friends started talking about it but I couldn't get ...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 6M ago

J’adore Montréal. #chriscapades

The very first time I visited Montreal was in 2008.  Yup, it was 9-years ago.  I went with a bunch of friends who were veterans in vacationing there so I felt at ease.  All I knew is that th...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 6M ago

When a guy gets to wear pearls. #jewelmer #jewelmerJoaillerie @jewelmer #goldensouthseapearls

In my mind, there is no place on earth that is more beautiful than the beaches and islands of the Philippines.  Although I only got to live there for 18 years of my life, to this day, I stil...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 8M ago

Age is just a number. Or is it?

In several days, I will be celebrating my  birthday once again.  Without telling you my real age, I could at least tell you that I have been around for a very long time.  And I mean - a very...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 8M ago

Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal May 13, 1917 – May 13, 2017

I grew up around nuns and priests.  My mother and father were active members of the Catholic Church ministries in our parish.  They belonged to the Christian Family Movement or CFM.  My dad ...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 8M ago

To work or not to work. That is my question.

It has been over a year ago when I took an early retirement offer from my previous employer.  They gave me a full salary package for one year plus a 25% bonus on top of that.  It was a large...
Chizmizan with Chuva · 8M ago

Chuva – The Next Chapter…

I have been blogging for 10 years now. Surprisingly, my blog has survived the emergence of large social media applications like Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. I have blogger friends (or u...