Why Adherence to English Grammar Matters

Does fear of being corrected and even ridiculed prevent you from expressing yourself in English? Do you edit and write at the same time? Does it take you a loooong time to finish a write-up or even a simple email because you’re so finicky about grammar and keep revising your work? Or, are you the type who couldn’t care less about grammar for as long … Continue reading Why Adherence to English Grammar Matters

So, You Really Think You Can See?

My devotion today centered on the 9th chapter of the Book of John. I was particularly struck with the blindness of the Pharisees to the miraculous work of Christ—especially the healing of the blind man whose parents attested to his condition since his birth. I am reminded by Ravi Z’s quote in his book, “Jesus among other Gods,” that indeed, those who have decided in … Continue reading So, You Really Think You Can See?

Beyond the Noise: Lessons from Henri J.M. Nouwen

Never has there been a time in all history that we have been inundated with words. From the time we awake and by the time we hit the sack at night, words never leave us. No thanks to the power of the internet and the social media that have invaded our most guarded thoughts, stretched in full our waking moments and wracked the peace and … Continue reading Beyond the Noise: Lessons from Henri J.M. Nouwen

Two in a Row

Just over the weekend, hubs and I (with the kiddos in tow), attended events at Okada-Manila and Manila Hotel two nights in a row. The first was the grand launch of a Cebu-based real estate brokerage company—PhilCeb, while the other was the thanksgiving birthday celebration of a once top-notch lawyer for the big shots during the Marcos heydays and who had, since a few decades … Continue reading Two in a Row

September Blabber and My Voice Acting Workshop

Yay, the Ber season has officially kicked off today. Memes left and right on the advent of Christmas have surfaced on social media—with Jose Maria Chan’s smiling face as the subject of feasting. Oh, well—Pinoy humor is at it again. Hubs and the kids took me again to the bus terminal for my workshop graduation skit rehearsal. Whew, I didn’t realize the eight weeks of … Continue reading September Blabber and My Voice Acting Workshop

Meeting with Doctors

Hub and I met Chairman Eph and some doctors at the Shangri-La The Fort brunch time yesterday. Doc Jerry, who was the President of the Cavite Medical Association introduced us to his colleagues who happen to be key influencers in the medical field. Doc Rusty heads the Philippine Hospital Association, while another colleague represents the Philippine Medical Association. It was a revelatory meeting. I wouldn’t … Continue reading Meeting with Doctors

A 12-year old’s Thoughts on the Basketball Brouhaha

I gave my 12 year-old son a writing assignment today about the brawling incident at the Philippine Arena between the Australian basketball players and our own Gilas team members. I asked him to pen his thoughts, and after going over his essay, I felt it deserves a space in this blog. I am the Mom, so I am definitely biased. But I can say that … Continue reading A 12-year old’s Thoughts on the Basketball Brouhaha

A Not So Ordinary Day

Basketball aficionados are going gaga today over the unfortunate event that happened last night at the Philippine Arena. This is the first time that a basketball game (and a FIBA qualifying game at that) turned into a brawl. Well, emotions got the better of the players who certainly decided to set aside sportsmanship. As my 12 year-old son puts it, “If you see a brother … Continue reading A Not So Ordinary Day

A Letter to My 25-year-old Self

Dear Yuppie woman, Exactly 20 years ago, you were a picture of a wide eyed college student who took her role to heart as a student. You took the straight, albeit boring path, gave up the time to socialize and just buried yourself in the academic maze you found yourself in. Hurrah for that. Specifically, let me recount the things you did that deserve a … Continue reading A Letter to My 25-year-old Self