Just When You Thought Nothing Can Stop Christmas…

The irony… Two days after my post ‘There’s No Stopping Christmas,’  the faith of thousands of Filipinos are once again put to test when typhoon Pablo (International name Bopha) hit the Southern part of the Philippines on December 4.  In spite of the public warnings and preparations against the super typhoon, still Pablo claims lives,…

When it Rains, it Pours

like, literally! You are to expect heavy rains come August but this year, it’s way too much. For twenty something years, we’ve never experienced that much flooding in our area. In some part of the metropolis you sort of expect that – an ordinary rain could flood the streets (although, it somehow vanishes quickly as…

It’s August and I Won’t Be Expecting Any Call

I was on my way home from Baguio when he called to say he’s in Boracay.  I can almost see him smiling from ear to ear.  He sounds like he’s having a great time. I’m happy that he’s happy. That was years ago. I wonder how many true friends an average person gets to have…

The Mom That She Is

These past few months I witness the depth and complexity of motherhood…I knew for a fact that mothers are caring and loving.  Then I realized that they are that and so much more…I guess that there are things about her that you only learn about as you aged with them for it is only then…

The Ties That Bond

Now, I realized that growing up in a home with a brother and three other sisters, is the most chaotic place where I feel I’m at peace. Through the years, I have learned to appreciate all the noises and scrambling. Now, I accepted the fact that although life with them is unpredictable, it is still…

Seven Months Later

Seven Months Later When something big hit you when you’re least expecting it, you could almost feel the world around you stop for that brief moment. It’s like you’re not there, but you are!   When reality is being shoved to your face, you try hard to think logical as you set aside some of…