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.

Monday Musings: Beauty in the Now

We want not only to be loved, we want to think of ourselves as lovely. Rather than see ourselves as we truly are, we see ourselves as we would like to be. Self-deception can be more comforting than self-knowledge. We like to fool ourselves. -Russ Roberts Does the quote strike you? Yes? Then sadly you…

Monday Musings : Give A Little Love

Mondays always have a bad rap, almost everybody hates them and for a while I used to be one of them. I’d like to change norms and make it a better day. Thus, my first post for Monday Musings is a video that I found from YouTube. With all the negativity being passed around, fueling hatred…

Over The Moon: Happiness in the Modern Times

“I’m okay.”, this is our usual response every time someone asks how we are doing. A primary reflex that most of us have used to avoid being faced with the thought of our own happiness. People have subjective definitions on what is happiness and where we derive it from. Happiness could be a good job, complete…

Birthday Post: Life Can Only Get Better at 28

Crazy how years pass by so easily, today I turned 28. I normally avoid celebrating my birthday but my mom keeps on reminding me to. She says that it is a blessing, a special day worth enjoying. A couple of days ago, I went back to my hometown visit Lake Danao, though I originally planned on…