My second year with FDA with colleagues Dr Nahid Rejali Moktari( formerly from Iran) and Mr. Erne Pappas ( Greek ancestry), 1991
Me and Ernie Pappas, the first FDA employee that welcome me with open arms and a friendly(?) gesture, calling me a "whippersnapper*".( see definition of whippersnapper below)
Baby Ian Katague King with Lolo and Lola-Ian is our first grandson, 1991
Ian with Lolo, San Diego, California, 1991
Yong Nieva and Debbie with Marla and Miquel, San Bruno, California, 1991
Baby Ian with Mama Dinah Katague King. 1992
During Ian Baptism, 1992
We hold on to the antique buffet( right photo) until 2002 and even transported it to Maryland from California at FDA expense. But when I retired we decided to sell it to the buyers of our home in Hammonton Rd including our living room furniture so we do not have to pay a coast to coast shipping expense.
Trip to London to attend the football game of the 49'niners vs the Redskins, 1992
Trip to Bath, England, 1992
The London Theatre District- On our way to watch a London Broadway Musical-Miss Saigon
*: a young person who annoys older people by being very confident and acting like someone important
Welcome to My Site
If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!