Beautiful Forever

I am amused by some snow questions I get from my cousin who lives half-way across the world from me. He is curious about how it looks, how it feels to touch, if it makes a sound when it falls, and if it’s really as magical as it appears in the movies. “I bet it’s […]

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Circle of Six

It was supposedly just going to be a laidback gathering but it quickly turned into an intense discussion on the intolerance of the wrong and the rules that govern us. I am being asked on my take on things and I immediately recognized what was happening. I thought to myself ‘this circle of six I’m […]

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Hush Hush About Me

I write every day but I find that most of what comes out of me I cannot make public for the sake of courtesy and politeness. Something I really didn’t concern myself about in the previous years. I guess I am a late bloomer when it comes to sensitivity to other people’s thoughts and feelings. […]

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Feet of Mine

I walked out into the chilly morning breeze. It was both a welcome and an objectionable sensation for me. It reminded me that winter is almost here again, which I like for the snowflakes that melt on my eye-lashes. But it will also take away, at least for a season, the joyfulness I get from […]

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Pause to Love

I hate having to say ‘I told you so’… I do not like being right about things that are disheartening. Often, people ask for my insight, I tell them my take on things, if they end up not following my advice I take it to my knees and pray ‘Lord, please let me be wrong.’ […]

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Losers win

I played bowling with friends yesterday in celebration of Tatay Emil’s birthday. I got the lowest score and I still went home a winner. What a joy that was to me! Being the lowest scorer didn’t disappoint me at all. I always allow myself to be viewed as a beginner in my very own eyes […]

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Beggar in me

If begging well is a God-given skill then I am very happy to say I finally have a talent! When from scriptures I learned of “ask and ye shall receive” I took that on as a serious promise from the highest heavens. I never doubted it. For a cause I believe in well enough to […]

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Tragic non-attempt

Not that my prayers are still needed, but, every day I pray for God to unfold a love story. I rejoice for that pair of hearts who will find each other on that God-appointed day. Two people who will courageously remove the entire world from the complicated equation of love and simplify it to “you, […]

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Cooking A Mistake

This is our story from the summer of 1989. KC was 11. MT was 9. AP was 5; then there was Jing, Precy, Lilia and Kathy – them plus me at age 10 made up the cast of the regular summer afternoon girls club in a place called Reyville. Aside from street games and bikes and bathing in […]

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