#Thankful For YOU

Dearest friends, THANK YOU for spending a few moments of your busy day to let me know you thought about me today. I TRULY appreciate that GIFT of TIME that you gave me, which, if you think about it, is really more valuable than money. A wise author, community builder and friend, Carissa Villacorta, once … Continue reading #Thankful For YOU

#ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

"Di man siya matangkad, tinitingala ko siya." That was the first line I wrote in an essay about my father, which won me first place in a national exam back in the '90s. My Dad stands 4'11" tall, some say like his namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte. And, of all the things he could have passed on … Continue reading #ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

#ThankSeries: A Wall of Strength

Confession: I started writing this piece last March 5, so I could post it on March 13, which is a special day because it marks the birth of a special sister of mine. But life and my poor health got in the way. Today I told myself, I have to post this because I may … Continue reading #ThankSeries: A Wall of Strength

The frequency of natural healing

  Confession: I have never really been a "watch" person. As a teen, if I needed to know what time it was, I'd look at a wall clock or my mobile phone. I thought watches were an accessory one wears in order to impress others, so I didn't think about owning one back then. But in 2015, I learned about Philip Stein's Natural Frequency Technology, and … Continue reading The frequency of natural healing

Before we sleep tonight, just something to ponder on…

PSEi closed really low again. A downward trend, after the highs and upward trends in the past 5 years until earlier this year. I don't know anything about stock market "stuff", but I do know that somehow, plenty of ordinary, hardworking Filipinos' lives will be affected by it. The experts say the reason for the … Continue reading Before we sleep tonight, just something to ponder on…

Officially a professional homebody

I love to travel, and I like going out. One of the things hubby and I decided early on in our marriage is to travel a lot, whenever we can. Because making memories for our kids ranks among the best gifts we could ever give them. And we're living proof that you don't have to break the bank … Continue reading Officially a professional homebody

Happy anniversary, believers!

Today is Shavuot for Israel, and Pentecost for followers of Yeshua. I don't know when was the last time our calendars coincided, but to be celebrating on the same day this year, is something that really excites me. And it's not about the abundance of cheese either (my family and I love cheese — all kinds of it, especially cheesecake!). … Continue reading Happy anniversary, believers!

The greatest haiku of all

It's no secret to my family and friends — poems written in 5-7-5 syllable patterns are among my all-time favorites. I have loved haiku Since I was seven years old And now I know why. While spring-cleaning my email inbox, I came across this article that showed me that Our Creator is the greatest Haiku Master … Continue reading The greatest haiku of all

Infinitesimal moment of silence before the fireworks

Two months since my last blog entry. I’ve been finding it difficult to write, not for lack of things to talk about, but because sometimes I think the more compassionate thing to do is to keep quiet. When a friend and neighbor of mine loses a loved one, part of me wants to make the … Continue reading Infinitesimal moment of silence before the fireworks

Touch me not: a resurrection of the Filipino spirit

In the Latin Bible, Jesus Christ said to Mary after His resurrection, “Noli Me tangere...” (John 20:17). Inspired by these words, Dr. Jose Rizal penned a novel about the resurrection of the Filipino people, whose time had come to arise and forge a new destiny without the oppressive grip of Spain and her abusive padres. … Continue reading Touch me not: a resurrection of the Filipino spirit