From childhood until adulthood, I did not escape bullying. Here are some of what I was bullied for:
My looks, behaviour and belief and priorities are really not that of Maria Clara. Here is my humorous speech about the “Maria Clara” stereotype!
I remember the sleepless nights volunteering after Typhoon Haiyan hit. It reminded me when I was 4 y.o. and a strong flashflood destroyed my city killing thousands of people. When will the world leaders learn?
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Are you a Filipino?
Sometimes all you need is to float, trust and enjoy!
How a series of accidents led me to finding my voice and confidence.