Hiatus

The site reminds me each time I’m on it that it’s been two years since my last post, one that was just a string of a few words that barely made a sentence. Two years. Life can change dramatically in a span of 730 days. What drove me to stop blogging here is not nearly […]

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A Darker Shade of Pale

An examination of our cultural obsession with skin color. I grew up in the Philippines, a country whose colorful history is evident in the very faces of its people and the richness of its traditions.  The original indigenous Filipino population, characterized closely by native tribes that still occupy the northern and southern main islands of […]

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Tackling the To-Do

I like lists.  I make at least three everyday.  At the very least.  Lesson plan for my toddlers.  A chore route for our meek 1000 sq. ft. apartment.  Things needing to be picked up at the store.  Creative projects for the day.  Household logistics that need to be taken care of.  What to do tomorrow or […]

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On Change, Part 2

It’s crippling.  And it definitely takes a lot for me to admit.  But it’s true.  I have an uncanny disability to stick to something.  I can’t stay on track.  I can’t finish many of the things I start.  I can’t deliver on personal endeavors.  I can’t give myself what I want.  How else can I […]

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Guard Your Manhood

It makes me chuckle a little bit.  The notion of “manhood.”  Tough.  Unbreakable.  Very…..manly, I suppose. I’ve only seen the commercial once.  I didn’t even know it was really an issue for men.  Apparently, bladder leakage affects roughly “23 million men, including one in five men over 60,” according to adage.com.  If you’re a female […]

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In the World of Success

The intimidation I felt today was innocent, almost childlike.  Palms damp from overactive pores.  Body tingly from rabid nerve endings.  Pulse rate just a tad elevated from the anticipation.  I have to admit I was nervous in a way that I hadn’t felt in a while. I was invited by a friend to attend her […]

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On Change, Part 1

Do people change? Not from wanting a certain type of car or switching a career in medicine to that of music.  I’m talking about a deep-rooted change, one that sits beneath the psyche.  A change that resonates and rattles the bones of one’s being.  Morals.  Values.  Core personal beliefs.  Your internal being.  Your inner self. […]

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Haiyan and Her Friends

It resonates deeply to the core of my being.  I’ve shed many useless tears from watching commercials on world hunger or YouTube videos on sick, parentless children.  If you’re a critic from the get-go, best you stop reading now because this is personal.  Like I said, it resonates deeply to the core of my being. […]

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The Problem With Comfortable

We know how to do it.  We’ve heard the words.  Get out of your comfort zone.  Be bold.  Be brave.  Take the road less traveled by. What are the signs that you’re comfortable?  Is it the same as settling? I’ve been trying to launch a business for about 4 months now.  I have no business […]

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Case of the Mondays

Here it comes sneaking in sheepishly as the wonderful weekend flies by.  My good ol’ friend, Monday. What is it to me?  I stay at home.  Some days, I’m home all day.  I don’t consider taking care of the kids as a job; sure enough, it takes up most of my time.  I also can’t […]

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