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…

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…

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…