An Ode to Growing Old

I used to be deathly afraid of growing old. I had this impression that people stop having fun when they get old. They get all responsible and boring and they stop finding pleasure in the little things. Now, I realize how effing misguided I was. For the longest time (and for almost the rest of…

The penniless has no pride

I have always believed that the poor have no right to get all proud and mighty. This can’t be more true with my current situation right now. I am so broke that I have spent the last two days holed up inside our room trying to think of various money-making schemes, scouting the net for…

Operation: Reborn

I know yesterday was Easter. As you know, I am not melodramatic about things, but something about attending the Stations of the Cross made me take stock of my life. That, and that a perfectly healthy (in one way or the other) neighbor just dropped dead just when he was last seen minding his own…

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…

wakarimashita!

Wakarimashita…it means I Understand. Or do I really? Two weeks into the new year and two weeks into my new job, I am beginning to ask myself if I still understand who I was. I loved the fact that I am challenged to excel in something I have almost forgotten how to do. I mean,…

Officially employed

I received good news today that I am now a regular employee of my current company. God is good. The path wasn’t easy. For a time, I contemplated leaving because I don’t feel like I was part of the company, and that I was having a hard time finding my place and my purpose. I…