Pope Francis-mania in Manila

Tomorrow, around this time, His Holiness Pope Francis I will already be in Manila in time for his Mercy and Compassion country visit. The Philippines, considered the largest Catholic nation in Asia, has been preparing for this visit since 4th quarter of 2014 — with parish churches often announcing the expected activities during mass and…

Personal Reflections this Holy Week

We are not allowed to go anywhere when it’s Holy Week and we commemorate the Passion and Death of Christ. A few years ago, my siblings and my then-boyfriend (now the hubby), had the gall to book tickets to Boracay, choosing to stay on the island for three days. When we came back on Easter…

Higher Power (Day 15/January 15, 2012/ Project 365)

There are times when intelligence and a high emotional quotient is not enough to solve the problem at hand. There are times when you need an anchor to keep you sane and alive amidst all the chaos and the sh*t that life brings us. I found that anchor earlier. I am not really a very…

Of Faith and Persuasions

As much as possible, I try not to write anything too personal in this blog. I guess it’s enough that my best 3 readers know that I am a neurotic drama queen easily obsessed with androgynous looking Asian boys (read: Japanese). Beyond that, I try not to dwell too much on my personal life even…

Saying thank you for the things that matter

I have been pretty blessed — but there are instances where I rather see the negative than the many good things happening around me. I had a superb weekend, spent time paying bills thus blowing my whole month’s pay in two hours. It’s a sad reality but they always say that bills are as constant…

Found knowledge – Under the Overpass

The problem with having easy connection to the internet and having Momo beside me is the fact that I have forgotten to read books. I used to spend hours finishing a single book, lost in the character’s world while I travel to new places without leaving the miserable space that I call my room. Now,…

It’s (NOT) the end of the world as we know it…

Where were you last Saturday? I was at home, hurrying to meet the 6PM deadline for the Rapture, preparing by taking a good, long bath. I didn’t want to meet my Maker smelling like cats and cooked chicken. Somehow, I envisioned meeting God smelling like green tea and with newly washed hair. The Queen and…

Beyond the “idol B.S.”

I was a big fan of F4 back in the day (was it ten years ago)? My fave then was Jerry and Vic, the least would be Vaness cos he was damn too annoying for me (his Meteor Garden lines were just annoying — “Yo!”, “Oh hey”) and what’s up with the constant flipping of…

About ‘dem boybanders

My friends know me as the Queen of all Boybands–meaning, if there’s a budding or existing boyband from somewhere, I’ll be definitely know about ’em and will be definitely a fan of some of them. In my group, I’d be the type who–in the middle of watching a koreanovela or Japanese drama–will be the annoying…