Missing in action

You might probably be wondering why I have been missing in action for over a week now. This is the time when personal life gets in the way of your business life. Or basically your personal life gets in the way of life per se.

Aside from being busy with Willow Jewelry I had a situation in my personal life that I had to deal with.

2 weeks ago I had to let our cook go. Meaning I fired our cook. I didn’t have a choice anymore but to just let her go. Claudia has been wanting to get rid of her for the longest time already but I have been giving her chances. Until it reached the point where letting her go would lessen the stress at home.

When she left I had been the one cooking for the kids. Especially breakfast for Vinny and Vito. I still had Ninay (the assistant of our cook) that helps me in the kitchen. So, it was not that bad.

But a week and a half ago Ninay had to go home becos she was going back to school. Basically I was left with no one in the kitchen. Rhea (laundry girl) and Ruby (housegirl) had to help clean the kitchen and assist me in cooking.

Luckily, I found a cook right away.

A few days after I found a new cook, Clarence our houseboy decided to go home for good. We were all shocked becos we didn’t see it coming. And a few days after Clarence went home, Rhea (laundry girl) who has been with us for many years asked me if she can go home and rest. She said her Nanay wants her to rest. Which I doubt.

So, I did some research. Where do you go? Facebook.

I went to Clarence Facebook account (we are not friends in Facebook but once in awhile I see his account in “people you may know”).

And I saw all the answers there.

Rhea is Clarence girlfriend. According to Facebook since 2013.

I went to Rhea’s Facebook account and saw all the evidence.

They have been planning to go home and probably get married already. I did not anymore make it an issue becos that’s their personal life. At least Rhea agreed to wait for her replacement.

Altho’ Vinny begged me to ask Rhea not to go. I told him I am not going to waste my time. There’s a saying in Bisaya that goes: “mapug ngan pa ang baha kontra ang biga.”

After seeing Rhea telling Clarence everyday on Facebook how much she misses him (they don’t know what PM is), I don’t think there’s anyone or anything that can let her stay.


And that my friend is the reason why I have been MIA.

Tomorrow our new houseboy will arrive and on Wednesday Rhea’s replacement and the replacement of Ninay are arriving.

And that’s the reason why I am a little bit relax now.

Out of frustration I told Vinny why don’t we just move to a smaller place, maybe a condo, so we won’t need a lot of staff. It is so stressful dealing with a lot of staff. It adds to your own stress! But what if there’s an earthquake?

Now I have to train 3 new people.

But I guess that’s better than no help at all.

And at least I am back now!


  • They were not honest with you regarding the reasons why they had to leave. Lisud mag tener og nga sakop nga dili honest.

    • They could not tell us cos they think we don’t know about their relationship. Which we really didn’t know. I only found out when I started to investigate cos I was wondering why they suddenly went home halos sabay.

  • Who needs Tinder when they have you as cupid. LOL. Good luck on the newbies.

  • Oh my. I wish they were not using your house like a motel when you’re not around. I have heard “stories” house staff using the house of their bosses.

    • That is something you can’t avoid I guess especially they’re both working for us. Our drivers/houseboy room is outside, above our garage while our maids room is inside our house.
      The only chance they have is I guess if where out of town. But I always lock our rooms when we’re not home.

  • You are spot on love is love. Did you attend Rochelle’s wedding? lol facebook is such a stalkers paradise…

  • Love that youre back Ms Tina! Sabi nga ni clarence “MSSSSST YOU” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Hope all is well!

  • Hi Ms.T! Now that you’re back in the kitchen, is there a recipe that you have tried lately that you can share? I love the Curried Meatball recipe you shared with us. It was such a hit with my friends and best of all, it was easy to make. Take care.

  • I love to live in Philippines! You can have a lot of help.

  • nalingaw ko sa mapug ngan pa ang baha kontra ang biga. good luck on the new helps… ๐Ÿ™‚

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