all those men

it boils down to the same thing: when (straight) females get together – no matter what age she belongs to – the conversation ends up with: men… in her pre-puberty stage, she talks about the cutest guy in the ‘hood or in school, who may be her first crush. in her early teens, she confides…

catching up with big

i last saw her in the new year, when life seems to be unfolding with promises for both of us. fast forward nine months later and remarkable life changes in between – i recently quit my job while she is starting anew with an organic business – we both agree that growing up is a seemingly beautiful and graceful process…

day trip: lake pandin

a few hours away from manila, two crater lakes separated by a narrow strip of land is a good day trip for those who don’t have much time for a weekend: lake pandin. located in san pablo, laguna, lake pandin is more or less than three hours away from greater manila. lucena-bound buses from alabang and…

look up

by: gary turk ‘look up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. watch video here. written, performed & directed by gary turk featuring…

beautiful bald

the last time she sent an email, she was outlining about her chemotherapy, narrating how her body was reacting to the drugs. but i don’t know how she does it, how she is able to gather the strength to write long updates knowing very strong chemicals are penetrating every inch in her. but whenever she writes (to)…

swapping my heels for a pair of running shoes

because i can spend more than eight hours being in front of a computer, there is no reason for me not to do it (again) – spend an hour on the road. so after a year of pavement separation, i traded shoes. and once i started dashing, i realised a few things i missed for not spending…

when the bride married the best man

one day in the early 1920s, in ireland, best man albert muldon walked up to the altar with the bridegroom in the tiny church at kileter, county tyrone. but instead of standing to the right of the groom, albert stood on his left. the bride arrived and the ceremony began. the priest, seeing albert standing…

according to fiscal salva

many young couples now separate. after being married for a couple of years, they surrender and bid goodbye. why? because they don’t know how to become successful husband-and-wife. what is a successful husband? he who earns more than what his wife spends. and who is a successful wife? she who finds a successful husband. 😉…

i want a wife

by: judy syfers i belong to that classification of people known as wives. i am a wife. and, not altogether incidentally, i am a mother. not too long ago a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce. he had one child, who is, of course, with his ex-wife. he is…

the painter, the paintbrush and the painting

when you see a beautiful painting, who do you praise? the painter or the paintbrush? of course, the painter! the paintbrush is just as it is: a tool. it has nothing of its own to produce a beautiful piece of art; rather, it is out of the immense talents and skills of the painter that…