Thank You for 2018: A Yearly Examen

It is New Year's Eve, and I want to continue a tradition I have been doing for the past two years (2017, 2016), and that is to do a Yearly Examen, as suggested in an article from the Aleteia website. The Examen is part of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises wherein we reflect on… Continue reading Thank You for 2018: A Yearly Examen

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Stuck in writing, stuck in living

Our dining chair in the province is now old, if not older, when I fell into it. I remember how my Mom laughed first before giving me a hand. It was such a funny situation for us, and I could still imagine myself being stuck there, not being able to help myself up.  This was… Continue reading Stuck in writing, stuck in living

Today, someone called me ugly

I was on my way home, just several meters away from the office. Compared to before, I probably looked more decent and dignified. I walk with confidence and an air of being street-smart now, because loved ones would tell me I looked easy to fool, that I was naive. True enough, I could be. I… Continue reading Today, someone called me ugly

You leave, so you can return; you say goodbye, so you can say hello

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett June 28 of last… Continue reading You leave, so you can return; you say goodbye, so you can say hello

Thank You for 2017: A Yearly Examen

Saint Ignatius of Loyola taught me to be in awe of the best things like stars in the heavens. For this year, I will continue doing the Examen - another thing he left for us - only in the yearly perspective. I learned of doing a Yearly Examen through an article published in Aleteia last… Continue reading Thank You for 2017: A Yearly Examen

The Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you, Ms Mikee Federizo of Organicaholic, for nominating me for this award! Check out her blog for all things organic, healthy, and informative! What is the Mystery Blogger Award? “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of… Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

Walking with two Fathers

A few days after my Dad arrived in the US for a short vacation, I lingered on the thought of going as well - not for a vacation but for two reasons: 1) spending time with my Dad and family, and 2) stepping out of my comfort zone again. Before the flight which we only… Continue reading Walking with two Fathers

What is your Best Yes?

It was November 2015. A gentle warm light poured in through the large windows behind us. Worship started and ended with bright hopes and serene tunes, lunch was delicious, and the day was only starting. I listened intently to our speaker, Ms Rhiza Oyos, the founder of Pursuit Manila under Pursuit Community. It was my first… Continue reading What is your Best Yes?