Day 4 — A Love Letter (to yourself)

   So we're almost 51.  We looked forward to 50 with bated breath, with the excitement of a child looking forward to Christmas but 51 seems so much quieter. I suppose because for you 50 was like the magic bullet. You survived, you made it past 49, you outlived one parent. That was such a…

Day 3 — Your parents

   My parents were unconventional in the sense that there were no gender stereotypes. Mom only knew how to cook one thing -- pork chops; but my dad could whip up a mean meal from scratch. His mother was a goddess in the kitchen, and having been her sidekick from the age of ten, he…

Day 2 — Your first heartbreak

He wasn’t exactly her first heart break but it’s what she chose to remember and write about. They were sitting across each other at a table by the window of a cafe in Makati one rainy afternoon. It must have been June when she finally chose to disclose her real feelings. Feelings she had harbored…