A Death in the Family

Last night my mom’s only living sibling passed away. She was 92 years old. I’m so grateful that Mark and I got the chance to visit with her last April when we went to Cebu. She’s the sister closest to mom. Now mom is the only one left. The thought makes me sad. Then again,…

A Kinder New Year

On the first day of 2021, I had written, “Hope versus hopelessness. Rather than think of a situation as hopeless, perhaps it might be better to instead acknowledge that it has come to an end. And because it is over, it can only be one of two things, or both. One is to let it…

My Christmas 2020 Story

Do you remember my suman story? About the Shopee delivery guy who gave out suman to the families he regularly delivers to because his mother said that it was Christmas and it was his turn to give back, even a little, to those who were kind to him during the year. The story has a…