Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19

One of the most important life lessons a person can learn is, “This too shall pass”. It’s a simple realization that this pandemic is not permanent. This moment, the way things are as they currently appear, shall change… and, it already has. Everything is always changing. People changed and people learned from this crisis. ThisContinue reading “Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19”

Love Yourself

Love yourself. It doesn’t mean being conceited or thinking that you are better than anyone else either. It is about accepting who you are. It is being grateful for the good things and the bad. I have a friend who’s a single parent. At age of 19 she got pregnant with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he’sContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Lola’s Girl

I always cherish the fond memories I have for grandma, I called her Mamá Pedeng. I have always been her little helper – in the kitchen, in her mini-grocery store (sari-sari store), in household chores and every time she went to supermarkets every Thursday afternoon and Sunday to attend the 6AM mass as well. NoContinue reading “Lola’s Girl”

Mama’s Embrace

Every birth story is unique. It was on Thursday dawn, during Simbang Gabi in 1982 when a healthy little one was brought into this world. The number six and youngest in the family. She was 39 when she gave birth to this child. Her family and neighbors were excited of her birth and so sheContinue reading “Mama’s Embrace”

Life: It Keeps Changing

“Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain!” –Terri Guillemets Life. Just like the weather it’s unpredictable. It keeps changing. Here in Ireland, you could even experience all kindsContinue reading “Life: It Keeps Changing”

Living in Singapore and Leaving it

I can still vividly recall the moment I had set foot in Changi Airport. It was so surreal. I was excited to fulfil my dreams! Eight years had passed. Wow, just like that?! Looking back, I told myself, “I would only be here for 5 years”. But things didn’t happen as I originally planned it.Continue reading “Living in Singapore and Leaving it”

I Bend So I Don’t Break

You’ve seen it plastered on t-shirts, coffee mugs and inspirational posters: “I bend so I don’t break.” What does it actually means?  When I joined yoga class my intention is to lose weight and be fit, lo and behold yoga taught me more than that.  It was my first day as well as my firstContinue reading “I Bend So I Don’t Break”

Gratitude Works

It’s often easy to practice gratitude when you’re on the receiving end of life’s greater fortunes. But do you still feel grateful during times of hardship or the doldrums of everyday living. It can be hard to see the goodness when we are living in the shadows of life. But that is when we need gratitudeContinue reading “Gratitude Works”

How To Live A Balanced Life?

“We must never become too busy sawing to take time to sharpen the saw.” – Stephen R. Covey Stephen Covey describes the concept of “sharpening the saw.” After repeated use and without proper care, a saw will become dull and unable to perform its function of cutting wood. Can you imagine how difficult it wouldContinue reading “How To Live A Balanced Life?”

A Letter to my Mamas

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters” – Mother Teresa Indeed, what Mother Teresa said is exactly the best way to describe our mothers. Being a mother isn’t easy, it’s the hardest job in the world that comes with no instructions or manual onContinue reading “A Letter to my Mamas”