My First Humorous Speech: Maria Clara

My looks, behaviour and belief and priorities are really not that of Maria Clara. Here is my humorous speech about the “Maria Clara” stereotype!

Wednesday Warrior: Believe in Someone

Believe in someone and the Universe is on its way to being changed. It started as a selfish wish to get certified in scuba diving because I loved escaping underwater. It was not easy as I first thought it would be, I met a lot of roadblocks from failing to win the title to dealing…

My Sister’s Suicide Keeps Me Alive

At 8 years old, I have seen death right in our home. My 12 year old sister hanged herself right inside our bedroom. She taught me much about the value of life and the disease called depression.

Monday Musings: Take the Stage

How many of us take on the stage in our life? I did when I moved to Manila and since then life has never been boring.

Weekend Wanderings: Bountiful Bonbon

Looking for a quick nature escape? Just half an hour ride from Cebu City and you are in another landscape. Far from the concrete walls this farm was full of greens. Sir Oliver, the owner of the farm toured us around through his farm. Think of any herb used for cooking and he has it! He…

Two Fold: A Review on the First Half of My 2017

“If anything can go wrong, it will” – Murphy’s Law I have never been a full pessimist until this year hit. 2017 proved to be one mighty beast that still needs to be tamed! My 2016 ended on a sad note after my visa to France got denied there and then sadness ensued so I…

Monday Musings: 10 Life Reminders from Siargao

Oftentimes, the best memories happen when you do not plan. The Surfing Capital of the Philippines definitely took my heart away. It started with a last-minute decision after the French Embassy denied my visa application, ruining my holiday plans and putting a huge shadow over my festive mood. Luckily, I found out that my former…

Unexpected Escape

In 2003, a teenage girl who was extremely shy (to the point that when at a fast food chain she would ask her sister to order for her) was trying to escape half a day’s worth of classes. She signed up for her first Impromptu Speaking Competition to be exempted that day.  It was her…