Annie: From Survivor to Humanitarian

“Ano iton aton bubuhatun?” (What will we do?) That was the first thing that Annie Dadulla, 35, remembered asking her family and some neighbors who took refuge in her house in Sitio Alimasag, Barangay 88 minutes after Yolanda made landfall in Tacloban City last November 8, 2013. No one had an … [Read more...]

Amer: Juander Where You Are

How does one react to a friend’s death? How does one get used to the idea of using ‘was’ instead of ‘is’ when you talk about the person who you thought will outlive you? What do you do with the thousand memories you shared with this person, most especially the ones created at a time in your lives … [Read more...]

Danny: The Rock Of The Family

My father, Doc Danny, will be turning 62 next week and as my way of celebrating his birthday, I decided to publish an excerpt (from the book that I am trying to finish) of my fondest memory of him. Dr. Danilo Mercado Ramonal Below is the excerpt from “A Terrible Idea” It was while I was eyeing … [Read more...]

Cynthia: The Not So Ordinary Mother

Because it’s mother’s day here in Thailand, I decided to write about that crazy lady who have turned my world up-side-down and down-side-up so many times that I learned to make up my mind (at a very young age) which side works for me. Her unique parenting skills taught me to never budge from where I … [Read more...]

Robin: The Best Friend

Amongst all of them, no one set the bar higher than acquaintance turned best friend, turned boyfriend, then turned back to best friend than my Robin. Yes, I will always refer to him as my Robin. Not many people understand this, but that’s just how it is between us and we never found the need to … [Read more...]