1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive

It’s easy to know you’re sick when you have the signs or symptoms. But when you don’t, one day you’ll find yourself sick without a warning, and that can be very alarming. “Most hypertensive patients have no symptoms. The known symptoms of hypertension like headache, dizziness, nape pain, and blurring of vision are non-specific andContinue reading “1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive”

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”

Hello, it’s me: How to practice self-love & acceptance

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 wonderedContinue reading “Hello, it’s me: How to practice self-love & acceptance”

Happy birthday to me

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 (oneContinue reading “Happy birthday to me”

Why I decided to cook my own meals

My mom would always tell me, “If you want to eat good food, learn how to cook!” I never took that seriously. What for? She always cooks for us and when I started earning my own money, I can always call a fast-food chain and have my meal delivered right at my doorsteps if IContinue reading “Why I decided to cook my own meals”

4 tips to get your body summer-ready

Don’t wait for summer to start some crazy diet. One of the biggest keys to getting in shape for summer is starting before it hits!  Get your body ready for the summer with these simple tips from Electrolux:  Hit the stairs. Instead of taking the elevator, you can burn calories by taking the stairs upContinue reading “4 tips to get your body summer-ready”

Sweet love

Diabetes and marriage, how this couple made things work  “I take you to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”  This is the popular wedding vow. Over theContinue reading “Sweet love”

Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”

How I ran my first 21K half marathon

I know. Running my first 21-km half marathon doesn’t make an expert on running. But at least I finally mustered all the guts to finally run one, my very first 21-km half marathon in my 36 years of existence. So allow me to share with you my experience at least for some people who haveContinue reading “How I ran my first 21K half marathon”

Why I write

Why I write is one of the questions I often ask myself. I could be an accountant like my parents or a nurse like my relatives and friends so I can easily migrate to Australia or Europe, but here I am, a struggling writer without even a writing career to make me proud of. WhenContinue reading “Why I write”