There were no books in reach as I was growing up. I did not come from a family of readers. However, this reality did not hinder my complex journey with reading. Through the years, I was able to finally identify the various activities and content that bring me comfort. Stories, Cartoons, and Films As a … Continue reading My Escape, My Comfort
The year sure knows how to cram at the last minute. It seems that 2020 has yet to rest from all the challenges fate has poured into humanity’s lives. Heartbreaking sights are seen everywhere. Our country, the Philippines, was not spared from the wrath of nature as multiple typhoons destroyed numerous properties, devastated massive land … Continue reading Typhoon Ulysses and the rest of the Philippines
More than half of the year has passed, and about five months have been under quarantine, from the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), general community quarantine (GCQ), and so on. Many of us may have gone through different phases of emotional and even physical distress during those times. I have … Continue reading Remembering the quarantine
...there are still a lot of blessings that saved me this year. It is a lot easier to make ourselves believe that time will pass as we simply live our lives. Yes, this may be the case, yet how well will we ever be able to live then? There are a lot of worry and … Continue reading My lifesavers of the year
Two weeks have passed already for the Metro Manila quarantine. Today is the last day of March, and there are still hundreds of thousands of people all around the world who are fighting the epidemic. How exactly did we end up with this enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)? This happened due to the country's response to … Continue reading Quarantine Update: What has changed?
Start with grace and appreciation for even the smallest action. Just as I open my eyes, I need to give grace to the Lord. I must say my gratitude for giving me another day to live and to witness the wonders of life here on Earth. It may be difficult to get up at times, … Continue reading Step 2 in Retrieving my Lost Time – Grace
Crying your eyes out early in the morning isn't a great start for the day, but still getting up and preparing for work is a huge step in facing the day better. In fact, even just the thought of trying is a strong choice to make to begin the day. However, it is not that … Continue reading How to Get Back Up from a Slump?
Everyone is on a one-way trip through life. Whether you believe in reincarnation, it won't happen until another lifetime. Love poems, love notes, lovers hugging, billboards reminding of love and romance, romantic TV series and movies; there sure is romance everywhere. But, why does it seem difficult to love me? With the numerous stories passed … Continue reading A Trip to Loving Myself More
Have you ever experienced a day when you just blurt out statements like 'Shocks, I'm getting old!' or 'Seriously? How old are you?'? I have those moments now, but I'm not even close to turning 30. I just hit the sweet quarter of a hundred mark and yet I feel somehow overwhelmed on how 'adult' … Continue reading Adulting: Struggles of Letting Go
Today, I can say that welcoming my 25th year wouldn't be that bad after I have grown to know more about myself as well as the different things that truly matter to me. However, before I can move forward to welcoming 2018, there are a lot of experiences that I need to look back to … Continue reading Looking Back before Moving Forward to 2018