How grief taught me to keep my life simple

When my nine-year-old niece died last August, I was devastated. For two years, our lives revolved around her. So when she died, something in us died as well – our hopes, our dreams, including our  drive, motivation and inspiration. Incidentally, my job contract expired a week before she died so I was given a chanceContinue reading “How grief taught me to keep my life simple”

The truth about getting sick in the PH

This year’s World Health Day theme hits close to home as I have experienced first-hand how to undergo financial hardship when my precious seven-year-old niece, Rianna got sick and died, leaving us with a huge financial debt. World Health Day calls on world leaders to take concrete steps to move towards universal health coverage (UHC),Continue reading “The truth about getting sick in the PH”

When dreams come true

It’s nice to be back! I always tell people if I’d be given a chance to go back to any school I’d been to, I always say it’s Nuestra. I have quite a lot of memories and unforgettable experiences in Nuestra. But the major one was in July 16, 1990 when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hitContinue reading “When dreams come true”

To all women who made a difference in my life

Every year, we celebrate March 8 as International Women’s Day. For this month’s blog collaboration, I am paying tribute to all women who made a difference in my life: My mom – Thank you for being supportive, caring, loving, and understanding. I wouldn’t be here where I am today if you didn’t support me andContinue reading “To all women who made a difference in my life”

Capturing moments with ‘Caricapture by Donna’

I met Donna Inosanto-Pahignalo or “Mommy Dons” as she’s fondly called, when I was the Editorial Head of a publishing company. She was the Creatives Department head that time, until now. At first, we would only talk about work matters. But when she got pregnant with her second child, Kyra and we became seatmates, ourContinue reading “Capturing moments with ‘Caricapture by Donna’”

‘The Sandy Project’: The launch

To celebrate Sandy Aranas’ fifth year in heaven, her family and friends gathered on February 12, 2018 at Green Sun Building in Makati City to launch The Sandy Project, a dengue awareness and prevention campaign with school aged children as the target audience.   “At a tender age of 10, we lost Sandy, my onlyContinue reading “‘The Sandy Project’: The launch”

5 people you will love in your lifetime

It’s February, the love month, so we’re supposed to talk about love. But when we talk about love, some people only think of a guy/girl or a romantic love. Here, I am going to share those people we love other than a guy or girl: Our Family. Desmond Tutu once said, “You don’t choose yourContinue reading “5 people you will love in your lifetime”

Why I still write my New Year’s resolutions

Surprisingly, I still write my New Year’s resolutions every single year. But if you ask me how many of them I already achieved? Still on the process.  So how come I still write them? You see every year, I write down my New Year’s resolutions so I have something to look forward to. I wantContinue reading “Why I still write my New Year’s resolutions”

4 things I learned about life this 2017

I honestly don’t know how to start this post. I agreed to participate in this collaboration since this is our last for this year, but I seriously don’t know how to begin, what to say or how to say it. This post should talk about my reflections about 2017 – what happened, what I achieved,Continue reading “4 things I learned about life this 2017”

How I found diversity in writing

Perhaps, one of the most fulfilling passions I have right now in my life is writing. It is where I find comfort, peace of mind, and freedom to do whatever I want without the fear of being judged. I used to keep my writings to myself by keeping a journal. I was too afraid toContinue reading “How I found diversity in writing”