We decide the shape of our joy. Happy birthday, Ma!
Hope, adulthood, and a family crisis
The only way out is through.
these rare weekends
In the fast-paced life of a grad student –or indeed, of any adult– weekends are the holy grail, coveted and kind of magical.
A Rose Like No Other | Nanay at 85
We celebrated my maternal grandmother’s 85th birthday (85th!!!! It’s such an overwhelming and positive thing to consider!) last September 19 in Norasville, Nagcarlan, Laguna. Birthday parties are a huge thing for Nagcarleños. Never one to be outdone, my mother directed the party planning with a clear vision –because our Nanay deserves nothing but the best….
For posterity. A short record of debate hijinks, family bonding and sad sick time.
Life Update #724687
And two (or three) other observations along the road to Laguna: The things I say are often inconsistent. It’s not that I lie (though I admit I enjoy a bit of innocent deception); it’s that I forget, quite easily and unfortunately, so I have to make things up to even finish a story. I know…
Weekdays and breaks: a not-summary of events
A graduation Some things end with a happier note; my sister left Ateneo de Manila with a degree in Comm Tech Management and lots of memories (but not a lot of tears). Okay, so this part serves a very simple purpose. I just want to remember what happened, ha. We spent two nights and three…
I was in Chuy and Kiko Eatery when this happened. From Pablo C. Bueno’s wake. Dated 11 March 2012 from my pocket journal, unedited. One The Eternal Adoration A million steps and a thousand falls are etched onto the skin of these floors and walls. Each gentler and rough step, or hesitant footfall (your first step,…
(Isdaan crosses the thin line from simple restaurant to a “place”. It’s not just a place to find food –it’s a restaurant slash fun park and all galore. While it lacks gourmet food and a cubic meter empty of people, Isdaan makes more than enough for it with an abundance of “barrio fiesta” food, color and…