Try forming a fist with your hand then ask someone to pull each finger to open your palm. Because you're clenching your fingers, you feel pain as the other person tries to forcibly unclasp it. Gradually, you begin to realize your only option is to let go or endure the torture. That's how God disciplined … Continue reading Of Marriage and Faith
I'm doing fine now. I barely think of you these days but when I do, I would still smile sheepishly the same way when we met. Our story is unique in so many ways. The most dreaded Meet the Parents came first even before we were formally introduced. It was in a party, remember? We … Continue reading An Open Letter to my “What If” Guy
1. Same-age Friends. This is very common to have. Some of us have them since kids. Friendships that started in schools kind of thing. Most of your get-togethers include shopping, road-tripping and/or sipping coffee in some posh coffee shop. We enjoy having them because with this group of friends, we can rant and rave about … Continue reading Three Kinds of Friends We All Need
I hope it won't offend the greater populace when I say women tend to love drama. Scientifically, it's been proven that women are more in touch with their emotions as compared to men who are leaning towards using logic. Media, having known that women are wired this way, attack our emotions in any way possible: … Continue reading Bitch-slapping Drama
My father was a salesman in his younger years. He would drive from town to town selling car parts to autoshop owners. That's how he and my father met. He used to own a shop and would usually get his supplies from my dad. They were already good friends when they blind dated my mom … Continue reading Musings on Death
At some point in your life, you look at happy couples and it irks you. On a different day, you just wish you kind of have what these couples have. Love. Some say it's the universal language but after traveling halfway around the world, I'd say it's Big Mac and not Love. That's an entirely different … Continue reading Dear Love
It was just 7:00 on that Thursday morning when I walked in McDonald's to get my usual breakfast of pancakes. I was with my sister and when she noticed the place was packed with people, she volunteered to order for the two of us. After almost 15 minutes of waiting, she came back empty-handed, telling … Continue reading How do you want to be treated?
The book, Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother by Amy Chua once made frenzy and generated tremendous attention and criticism. After checking it out, I couldn't help but wonder why many people were reacting negatively about the book because honestly, I was raised by a Tiger Mom and I don't see anything wrong with that. … Continue reading Mama taught me…