American singer-songwriter, rock musician, and multi-instrumentalist / record producer once said, “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” I used to dream and daydream a lot when I was a kid. I remember keeping a dream dictionary at… Continue reading Lord, Help Me to Dare to Dream…Again
Today, I want to thank all the soldiers who offered their lives for our country, for all the sacrifices they made just to have a peaceful and safe nation, and the courage it took them to defend their duty, honor, and country. I know life is hard in the battlefield and some people will never… Continue reading Thank You, Soldiers!
‘The happy medium-age for motherhood’ Having a baby was not part of Jiji and Karl’s immediate plans after marriage. They wanted to enjoy each other’s company and save before having a baby first so it was only after three years of marriage when they finally decided to have a baby. Jiji, 35, used to work… Continue reading Pregnancy in your 30s
The hardest part wasn’t losing Rianna Jewelle, it was learning to live without her. As of this writing, it’s been three weeks since she left us. It was hard. I’m sure some of you who experienced losing someone due to death and sickness can relate to this feeling of missing her every day, struggling to… Continue reading Life Without Rianna Jewelle
Growing up, I only know two adjectives that best describe myself: Talented and smart. I was never the “beautiful” or the “sexy” one – always the smart one, talented one, the good leader, and the charismatic (class) President. While I do appreciate how people see me as a person, a part of me always wondered… Continue reading Hello, It’s Me: How to Practice Self-Love & Acceptance
Today, I celebrate my 37th birthday. It’s funny how at 18 years old, I thought I had my life all planned out. I said at the age of 20, I was going to finish college, get a job and a boyfriend. By the time I’m 30, I’ll be married and will have two kids (one… Continue reading Happy Birthday Day to Me
Heavy rains caused by severe tropical rain Gorio poured continuously for days last week. To avoid getting stranded, I took the bus. While sitting by the window blankly staring at the merging traffic and flooded streets, thoughts of my childhood and how I should’ve texted my supervisor I couldn’t come to work that day hit… Continue reading 7 Things I Miss About My Childhood