A few of my favorite things

Always make time for the things that matter. Two of my favorite things in the world: making things with my hands and the ocean. These are some of the books I’ve worked on in the past 3 years. If there’s anything that gives me joy, it’s when I’m making something. Whether it’s a batch of my chocolate chip cookies, a…

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1, 2, 3 of ABCs

Who hasn’t taken a piece of paper and mindlessly doodled on it? While on hold, while daydreaming, while waiting for something. In high school, I was the girl with the bursting pencil case filled with every kind of gel pen: metallic, neon, chalky pastel. My filofax (LOL) was filled with colorful notes of the day’s events. My classmates and friends…

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Same but different

There are billions of people in the world and no two are the same. Isn’t that amazing? You are made from the same cloth: flesh, skin, bone, but you couldn’t be more different from each other. And every day, you meet people who challenge you, make you think, keep you on your toes, and sometimes, inspire you to become an…

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Hello, I’m still here.

I can’t believe my last post was four months ago. And this after a promise to take my camera out more so I could actually post more. Ah well, life happens. I’m back because it’s a holiday and I’m on what they call a staycation. Aside from the unbearable heat, I really don’t mind staying home. Been able to catch up…

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On Being Original

In a world where there are billions of people churning out great ideas every day, it’s very difficult to be original. I remember as a kid, whenever I saw someone’s nice handwriting, my penmanship would somehow morph into something that looked like that style. It wasn’t something I did deliberately, I think. Maybe I just really wished my writing looked…

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Dearest Mommy

I would like to spend a day,sitting beside you on your bed.We can watch TV or just sleeptogether. We don’t need to speakor even touch. All I needis some time to bewith you, here and now.I’ll tell you about howthere was a boy and nowthere’s a girl I fell in lovewith. She’s tiny and beautifuland someone I know youalready love…

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Where Does Your Joy Come From?

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sitting inside that beautiful Church on the first night of Simbang Gabi is always special. It was my first time in Gesu again after moving in and out of Katipunan for the past couple of years. And…

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Outside My Actual Job

There are days when I get lucky to step outside my actual job (which has got a lot to do with this website), and do something completely different. Well maybe not totally, but definitely something I don’t usually do as a website editor. My very first racket was for Yummy, a story on using coconut in different recipes. Former Candy…

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