Enhanced Community Quarantine – A Month Later

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ― M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth It’s been a month since Metro Manila was put on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It isContinue reading “Enhanced Community Quarantine – A Month Later”

The Crown Nobody Wants

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” ― Herophilus I have not written for quite some time again. I guess, just like a lot of people around the world, I have been occupied with monitoring the COVID-19 situation. I feltContinue reading “The Crown Nobody Wants”

Phantom Quakes and PTSD

“While the building was swaying and the ground was shaking, God remained the steady figure I could hold on to.” It’s been twelve days since the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Central Luzon. I shared the story in my previous post, Shaken. This time, I will be sharing what I have been experiencing the pastContinue reading “Phantom Quakes and PTSD”

Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” –Margaret Mead  They say the youngest child is the luckiest child in a family. I am not sure I can say that with the deepest conviction. Maybe it’s because in our family, there’s onlyContinue reading “Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling”

Needs and Wants

“If one prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If they pray for courage, does God give them courage, or does he give them opportunities to be courageous? If one prayed for their family to be closer, you think God zaps themContinue reading “Needs and Wants”

We’re Not Perfect

It’s easy to be irritated by people who cannot meet our expectations. Even I am trying hard to be more forgiving too. It’s the idealist in me that sometimes clouds my understanding of other people’s situations. I guess it helps to realize that we are all just a bunch of folks, trying to navigate lifeContinue reading “We’re Not Perfect”