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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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A positive mantra for 2020: 2020 is mine!

OK, I just did something completely crazy and out of the norm. I joined a beauty pageant last September.  Why? You may ask. As if I wasn’t busy...

Life after Daddy in Australia

After finishing the exchange student program at RMIT University in November 2005, I went back to the Philippines to be with my family. The first Christmas after Daddy died was the hardest....

Our Dad, a Hero

Have you ever jumped off a plane without a parachute?  Where your heart is in your throat? Your heartbeat ringing in your ears?  That’s what it...

How I met the love of my life

When I was younger, I didn’t have a mental picture of who I wanted to be my boyfriend. I was too busy exploring the world and testing the boundaries of what I...

Lessons from my Mother

Growing up, we had a firm but loving mum. She was very hands on. She knew all our assignments. She’d outline all our lessons. She made sure we had healthy meals and...

Lessons my Dad taught me

There is a vast difference between what is equal and what is equitable. Imagine this, a toddler, a person in a wheelchair and an athlete were all trying to...
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Manila ranks among world’s top emerging startup ecosystems

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Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun...