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Tres Reyes Island view of the Marinduque Mainland

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1998: Photo Trip Down Memory Lane-Activities in Maryland

During VP Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visit in Washington, DC, 1998, Bottom: Dr and Dr William Candelario's visit to our home in Maryland

Cherry Blossom Time at the Tidal Basin,the Capitol Mall, Washington, DC

My Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Award from FDA, 1998

FDA-Asian Week Celebration

Filipino-American Centennial Celebration and Parade showing off our Red Toyota Convertible at the Parade in Pennsylvania Avenue and near the White House

Olga and Lito Quiazon ( Macrine's first cousin) with us at The PAFC Grand Ball

Senator Lugar at the Grand Ball and the Moriones Ladies at the Parade

My Paranngal Chemistry Senior Citizen Award

Invitation to the Presidential Award Dinner in Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

Growing white Grapes in my backyard in Colesville, Maryland. My nieces and nephew visiting us at our home in Hammonton Rd.
Besides white grapes I was able to grow bitter melon (amplalaya) in my garden.

Monday, July 21, 2014

1997: Photo Trip Down Memory Lane-Time Share Purchase

Time Share Purchase at Lake Tahoe, Nevada at the Ridge, 1997

The Ridge, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Winter Scene in the front yard of our house at Hammonton Rd, Colesville, Maryland, 1997

Katague Ancestral Home in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Philippines, 1997

Macrine Tour of Elephant Island, Buenavista, Marinduque before it become Bellarocca Resort and Spa, 1997

Elephant Island inside and outside before it become Bellarocca Resort, 1997

Our retirement home in Amoingon, Boac, Marinduque and my favorite blue orchid, Princess Mikasa, a gift from my cousin from Pototan, Iloilo

The Katague mausoleum at the Barotac Viejo, Iloilo Cemetery, 1997

Letter of Appreciation from Bristol Myers Squibb's President Sion Boney of my work as the review chemist in one of their new drug application thru Dr Lumpkin, Deputy Director for Review Management in the Center of New Drugs Evaluation and Research, 1997 ( my name mentioned in the last sentence, 4th paragraph)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

1995-1996: Photo Trip Down Memory Lane-Vacation to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Vacation, 1996

White House Christmas Tour, 1995

My election to the USP Council of Experts

Party Of the Marinduque Association of Maryland ( MACA) with Toting Reyes, late husband of Carmencita Reyes, the perennial governor of Marinduque

Gay Katague-Ly Wedding to Darren Gauvin, 1995

FDA Representatives to the Asian Caucus Conference, 1996. Macrine holding on her mink coat and me in my red tie and formal monkey suit.

Macrine reaching to shake hands with President Bill Clinton during the Conference

Lobster Dinner at Home on my 59th Birthday

David III enjoying the lobster Feast

Boyet Katague Hilaga-Nen's Oldest son wedding, 1996

Friday, July 18, 2014

Extant-An Exciting Science Fiction TV Drama


There is a new series in TV, a science fiction and dramatic series that I have started watching last week. So far I have watched two episodes. I really like and recommend it not only to science fiction enthusiasts but to all who enjoyed watching good and entertaining TV dramas.

Extant is an American science fiction television dramatic series created by Mickey Fisher and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The story revolves around astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) who returns home to her family inexplicably pregnant after 13 months in outer space during her mission.

On August 7, 2013, CBS announced that it had placed a 13-episode straight-to-series order, bypassing the traditional pilot stage. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. Production began in Los Angeles on February 10, 2014.

The series is broadcast in the United States on the CBS television network, and is a production of Amblin Entertainment. It premiered on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. Here's a brief summary of the plot..

After spending a year in space, where she lived and conducted strange experiments, astronaut Molly Watts (Halle Berry) tries to resume a normal life with her family consisting of her husband, John, a gifted scientist, and Ethan, their son, a boy like no other. He is not their biological son as Molly is infertile. Ethan was designed by his father as the first prototype of a future line of "Humanichs", "human robots". But the return of Molly will have dramatic consequences for the entire planet and the fate of mankind. Sounds very exciting!

I am looking forward for future episodes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

1994: Photo Trip Down Memory Lane-Cancun, Mexico

Trip to Cancun, Mexico. Ditas and I enjoying the white beach at the back of the Royal Mayan Hotel where we stayed for one week.

Me and Macrine, 1994

Putong on my 60th Birthday,Marinduque,1994

Serenaded by MACA members on my 60th birthday, Colesville, Maryland

With the Saguids ( Senecio and Toning), 1994




At the Beach, The Royal Mayan -A Five Star Hotel in Cancun

Chichen Itza Tour- An Ancient Mayan Ruins





Tulum Ancient Mayan Ruins

My Dwarfs, Dwendes or Nono's Statuary in Boac, Marinduque, 1994

Showing Off my Princes Mikasa Blue Orchid, Marinduque,1994

Ditas and David III with us at the PAFC Grand Ball, 1994

FDA colleagues in the Division of New Drug Chemistry, FDA, 1994

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First Snow Experience in the United States

Watching Our first snow in Colesville, Maryland, inside our living room thru our picture window at 12808 Hammonton Rd.

When I was growing up in the Philippines, my dream was to play in the snow. This was fulfilled when I arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1959 for my graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Since then the word snow triggers bad memories when traffic congestion and minor auto accidents occurs when it is snowing. Other wise looking at the fresh white snow flakes inside your warm house is mesmerizing and an experience I will never forget. The above picture is the first snow we experienced during our 12 years residence in Colesville, Maryland while I was still working for the US Food and Drug Administration. Another pleasant photo trip down memory lane.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1993: Photo Trip Down Memory Lane

Our first and last Red Toyota Celica Convertible. This was Macrine's favorite car. She had fun driving it along the rural roads of suburban Maryland.

Ditas Master's Degree Graduation from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Ageles, 1993

Press Release on Ditas Graduation

Trip to Disney World in Florida, 1993

Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1993

Dual Baptism of Elaine and Philip

Dodie and son, Philip Winchester, 1993

Philip and Elaine ( crying), 1993

Press Release of MY GS-14 Promotion in FDA, 1993

Ditas with Lea Salonga during Ptes. Fidel Ramos visit to Washington, DC, 1993

Macrine and I at our Time Share Vacation Purchase at the Ridge, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 1993
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