11 Memories Of My Father That Have Made Me Who I Am Now

One “1984. My father dragged 3-year old me with him in Yacapin Street, Cagayan de Oro City to run after his crazy wife who suddenly had the crazy idea of packing her bags and leaving everything behind because she had enough.” Run. Run after the things that are important to you, no matter how crazy … [Read more...]

I Love You, ‘Pang

How do you deal with death? Do you let it burrow in your heart until it has dug a hole so deep that your fingers can no longer reach it? Do you scream at its face, call it ugly names, and give it the finger? Do you bite your tongue and keep it all in, hoping that it will go away? Do you haggle with … [Read more...]

All Roads Lead to God’s Somewhere

A new friend asked me once if I believed in destiny and I answered, “Fate, destiny, soul mates, God’s plans---all the same banana and yes I believe that everything is mapped out, but never in grid lines as that will make it too easy.” Further, adding a mental note that we will all end up in God’s … [Read more...]

Discriminate This

Let us talk about discrimination. Let us talk about being categorized, labeled, branded, or generalized – Muslim, Jew, Christian, black, brown, Asian, Indian, fat, gay, native, nerd, Abo, and more. Let us talk about grouping people based on the color of their skin, the religion they practiced, the … [Read more...]

Children In Crisis

When I was waiting to board, I listened to passengers of Cebu Pacific grumble (not just in one, but two airports on the same day) about the delayed flights and lousy service they were receiving from the airline’s staff, I watched frustratingly how their children were fiddling with their gadgets, … [Read more...]