#ChristmasinthetimeofCOVID

I have recently come across news that doctors are urging parents not to bring their children to the malls this holiday season. As a mom, I understand that 9 months of stay at home regulations for 15 years old below is taking quite a toll on us. For one, children need to move around, it's…

PRC Renewal

Every three years we go through this process, which started when we were still these hopeful kiddos excited to take on the world. A lot has changed since then.. For one, the venue is no longer in the cramped, wooden building in Jaro. There were times I thought it might collapse with the volume of…

Prayer for wisdom

Lord, now I understand why Solomon asked for wisdom, when he could have asked for anything in the world. You could have given him anything he wished for, but he asked for this. I have spent most of my life acquiring knowledge, but I realize that life and the textbook are two vastly different things.…

New year hopes

For the new year I hope to be more intentional on being healthy, and to pass this on to my family as well. To lose weight not to look good, but for the blood sugar to go down. To savor each day and each moment, not to rush through each task just it get it…

Catriona Gray and the typhoon country

A big part of Filipino tradition is watching the annual Miss Universe competition..,and prior to the social media age, live via satellite at that. I remember as a child, sitting riveted in front of the TV, I would watch the show from start to finish, always looking for Ms Philippines amongst the crowd of beauties,…

Love online

"You are amazing", he always said. His words covered her in warmth just like a blanket on a cold rainy day. She never thought words from the mind of someone a million miles away could affect her guarded heart. But deep in the recesses of her brain she knew, this could either be her greatest…

Wounded Healers

I was about to name this post as the hypocrisy of the Hippocratic oath when I realized Hippocrates was born during an entirely different time and culture and I really couldn't blame him. He had the noblest of intentions when he wrote this and recent events in the past week made me review the oath…

Solitude is for Jedis

It is rare for her to have moments for herself. A warm cup of coco, her laptop and solitude... she felt like Christmas came in early. She was taught in elementary that no man is an island. And she is witness to the need to fill one's days with conversations to different types of people,…

A birthday prayer

39 years and still evolving, 39 years and still a work in progress, Grateful that I don't have all the answers, Thankful for second chances both for me and for others, Still learning everyday that life is not all black and white, But rather various shades of gray in between. Glad to know that I…