My younger sister, fresh from the uma (Uma is an Ilonggo word that means farm, where she lives with her farmer husband & children.) , is in town to attend a conference/seminar and she's staying at my cousin's place. She came by at my place for a visit last weekend with two of our nieces in tow. They … Continue reading 5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids
Tuka Marine Park is a cove teeming with diverse marine life. It's a marine sanctuary that is strictly regulated by the local government of Kiamba in Sarangani province, in southern Mindanao. It's one the treasures of the 12th Paradise. 12th stands for Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN or simply SOX. From our hometown, Tboli, we traveled 3 hours by … Continue reading Tuka Marine Park
When city life starts to get noxious, one of the best ways to counter it is to run away and get someplace where you can truly, fully rid yourself of these horrible, terrible, abominable (and other rhyming and synonymous adjectives you can think of) toxins slaying your happy cells. In this life, I am quite … Continue reading To the Island
I have been wanting to write about this trip, which I had in the last quarter of last year, but things went way too busy right after it that it was pushed to the back burner. So, here, I'm writing about it now. If you're planning to go to Sapa, I hope I can provide … Continue reading Scenic Sapa
The first month of 2017 is almost finished. I don’t really understand what’s with the time we’re in these days. It seems to glide by so swiftly, leaving a lot of to-dos undone! I went on a writing hiatus for almost a year. So many things transpired, the inspiration got lost somewhere amidst the swirling, … Continue reading Forgive so You can Heal
I am in my mid 30s. At this age, I have gone through quite a lot already and have come to embrace myself for what I am and what I’m not. So when someone comes to me and tells me straight to my face: Ay ikaw na gali ni? Ay o, nag-gwapa ka man no? (Oh, … Continue reading Yes, You Are Beautiful!