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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Curated Creative Corner

Recently I was privileged to speak to five Filipino-Australian creative entrepreneurs. We delved into the world of art from calligraphy, to design, to preserved flowers. We talked about passion and purpose- the raison d’etre - of their customised business...

In memoriam

Last night, I dreamt of my father.Not as I last saw him, Lying peacefully in everlasting slumberBut as the vital man, I remember him to beAnd in that precise moment of dreaming,Against all the law of physics,The bounds of logic, And...

Looking ahead

First off, Happy New Year everyone! 2020 put us through the wringer, here we are stronger than ever as we face the year ahead. If I am completely honest, the spirit of the holidays didn’t really hit me until Christmas morning...

Christmas in our hearts

It’s that time of year, the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas! A time to reflect on the roller coaster ride that was 2020. A year no one expected. A year where the world was forced indoors, where we...

The kind of wisdom that comes with age

In a world where new, young and fresh are what capture society’s attention, how do we value age and experience? Is there a place in modern society for our aged? Our Lolos and Lolas whose life experiences are priceless. A veritable fountain...

What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin Graces. I was privileged enough to be invited as one of Ysabel’s 18 candles via Zoom. We had the virtual celebration and part...

Empathy

/ˈɛmpəθi/ noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. What does it mean to will the good of the other? With Victoria being in stage 4 lockdown and curfew being implemented, we’ve taken extra precautions with our toddler. He knows...

The Golden Rule

In the current climate, there’s a myriad of competing voices, different viewpoints and divided agendas. As a mother to a three-year-old, the landscape as we know it has changed dramatically. Now, more than ever, I believe that the focus...

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 enough with working full time, studying my post-grad in law as well as being...

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. We missed him terribly.  I remember looking at...
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