Monthly Archives: July 2020

The facial mask is the latest fashion accessory now deemed as part of essential attire in this pandemic year. Another option would be a plastic facial shield.

As we go about our daily lives dealing with COVID-19 and with all the prodding from health and even govt officials to make us aware of the importance of wearing masks, here is what I have to say:

If you are fashion conscious, masks are now available in all sorts of colors and designs. You can even make one yourself either by simple hand sewing or by sewing machine if you so choose.

If you are cost-conscious,making or buying rewashable cloth masks are a good option if the disposable type is not your thing.

Now if cost is not a problem for you and if you are concerned about germs, then the disposable type is your best bet.

There is no excuse not to mask up. Your life depends on it.

It is much easier to wear one and go about your daily life than to be attached to a respirator. Then your quality of life will really suck.

Wearing a mask does not even involve politics nor tauntings from ignorant folks who should know better.

If you get sick with COVID-19, that is it. No one can help you except yourself. If you do get over it, thank God.

But why go through that ,anyway?

Just mask up and say a prayer that all of this will pass as well.

I rest my case.


With the recent weddings of Princess Beatrice of England last July 17 and one of my nieces last July 11,both held this year 2020, I could not help but notice striking similarities between these 2 weddings.

Both of them had original wedding dates but had to be postponed to later dates as well as replanning all the wedding details and implement health safety protocols in light of COVID-19.

Paring down the guest lists(including wedding party) to no more than 50,social distancing, using face masks and shields as need be,etc.

Yet overall, both weddings came out in its simplified form as elegant,memorable and unique for each wedding couple.

Even before formalizing their wedding vows, both couples had already started adjusting as to how they should carry out their respective celebrations of love so as to make it happen at all in this era of COVID-19.

That,my friends,is how married life is already. Love,compromise and adjustment in this everyday reality, we call life.

My heartfelt congratulations to not only my niece and Princess Beatrice but to everyone else who are taking the plunge this 2020!

Not even COVID-19 can stop the wedding celebrations.

My utmost thanks to a small family business based in Dundee Scotland —MadeAt94( to making my wedding and engagement gifts for my niece and her new husband. This company can be seen also on Facebook and on Instagram.

Suffice to say that the newlyweds LOVED the gifts!