Another Happy Place

My friend asked me, what did you want to see in Virginia? And I said, “I don’t know.” Lately, that seemed to have been my common response to many things – “I don’t know.” It was the most honest response I could think of most especially since I did not want to tire myself with a lengthy explanation … [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...]

Walk The Talk

For those who survived the aftermath of Yolanda (known as Haiyan internationally), they walked. They walked kilometers of roads leading elsewhere. Anywhere far from where loved ones were snatched from them with a clean swipe of those cruel waves. It was painful for them to look back at the wreck, … [Read more...]

Why Not

Let’s acknowledge it. Women are weavers of the social fabric of our communities. Everyday, a woman surmounts incalculable challenges – preparing meals, breastfeeding a child, giving birth, laboring to put food on the table, nursing the sick, helping with the homework, dealing with the teenage … [Read more...]