Category Archives: Personal

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

It’s the kind of movie that makes you ask, “What does it all mean?” You’ll have to sit down after seeing the movie and reflect what the movie is all about. The Holocaust was tragic and we will never, ever comprehend the immense pain and suffering that the victims have gone through. This movie, however,…

Weekend at Mhel’s Condo

Whenever I visit Mhel’s condo, the first three things I check are her sink, the fridge, and her bathroom. As usual, when I arrived this weekend, the soiled dishes are piled up on the sink, her freezer badly needs defrosting because there was already 6 inches of in it, and her bathroom was in its…

Stacie: My Dog Best Friend

When I checked Facebook’s “On This Day” app, I saw that today is Stacie’s 4th year death anniversary. I honestly can’t remember much about her, but the two moments I will never forget were the I first and last time we saw each other. Stacie was a black Labrador pup given to us by one of our relatives when I was…

Day 04: Write About Someone Who Inspires You

For Day 04 of my 30-Day Writing Challenge, I was asked to Write About Someone Who Inspires You. It didn’t even take me 5 seconds to think of that one person. Of course, my biggest inspiration is my Nanay (mom). It’s always been her. My mother was adopted by a couple who had a hard time conceiving…

Day 03: What Are Your Top Three Pet Peeves?

I actually have a lot of pet peeves, and narrowing them down to only three is driving me crazy. But, alas, I’ll be writing the first 3 things that came to my mind. What Are Your Top Three Pet Peeves? Not matching spoons and forks – I feel uneasy when I get spoons and forks that…