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Unexpected Hero

I am not one for drama or pretense, but maybe because this armed conflict in Marawi, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao has been raging for quite longer than expected, and maybe because I have many times imagined life if we were in their shoes, that I am personally, genuinely, beset with anxiety about how people are […]

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Ang Julamat ng Binangonan

Alam nyo ba kung bakit Binangonan ang tawag sa isang bayan sa Rizal?

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Summer Escapes: Staycation at the Luneta Hotel

As I’ve argued with my mom a dozen times, staying at a hotel, whether it be in the metro or somewhere far from home, is still an escape.  An escape from everyday drudgery, housework, karaoke-singing neighbors, cavorting cats in heat.  That is why, aside from the fact that our family loves old Manila, I am […]

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Text-text na lang

At dyan nagsimula ang maiksi naming balitaktakan ni ex-hubs. Medyo matagal syang hindi nagparamdam.  No call, no text kahit na sa mga holidays o birthday.  So hindi talaga expected na susulpot na lang siya bigla. Anyway, kamustahan lang naman ng anak ang naganap, so don’t panic. Since 18 years old na rin naman yung nagiisang […]

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Summer Escapes: Camaya Coast

This was a Tita (“aunt”) Trip with my gal pals, and so we were really leaning toward an overnight trip, at least, but everywhere seemed to have been fully booked already (chalk it up to excellent pre-planning).  Just so we can finally go on a trip somewhere, we settled for a day tour to this […]

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Mother’s Day: the Day After

It is Monday morning in Manila, Philippines, 7:00am. The day after Mother’s Day. I have the day off from work, but I have been up since 4am, just in time to drop off daughter at her dorm, and my nephews at their house, because they spent the night. I sit in my dirty kitchen while […]

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“Na-ano” nga ba?

Anong kaguluhan ‘to? Mukhang madaming nainis sa komento ni Sen. Tito Sotto sa Committee on Appointments hearing kahapon, nung nakasalang si DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo. Eh kasi naman, pagtapos tanungin kung totoong single siya kahit na may 2 siyang anak, nag comment pa ito na, “na-ano” lang daw si Sec. Sinong hindi maiimbierna, di ba? […]

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Summer Escapes: Inflatable Island

This year’s “Summer Escapes” series starts off with an easy one. My team had decided to visit this newly opened attraction in Olongapo, Zambales, which boasts of being the biggest floating playground in Asia today. How to get there (from Manila): land travel – private or public transport Things to do: swimming, playtime! Budget:  PhP799 for 2-hr pass, […]

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A Day in a Supernormal Life, 4.18.17

  How was your day?  We single women have all the fun… 2:30AM             Wakey wakey 2:45AM              (after 3 5-minute snoozes) Take a bath, while scrubbing bathroom floor with floor brushes; other ablutions (hitting 2 birds with one stone) 3:00AM           […]

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Monday Musings: Boss Battles

I get it.  Power is addicting. It doesn’t matter if your sense of power comes from the major things, like running a country, or the little ones, like being able to boss your spouse around. Most especially, I guess, if you have low self-esteem to begin with. Once you are put in a position where […]