Of Twenty Angels and a Monologue (Lessons from a Marathon)

I was reminded that every time our baggage carries us, we slow down and we get tired but if we carry it, take control, and master it, we keep up.


“I can’t tonight, I have badminton game after work.” I explained.

“Really? Since when did you have a flair for sports?” my brother replied in amusement then I heard a crisp laughter on the other end.

I was born with weak lungs. Continue reading “Of Twenty Angels and a Monologue (Lessons from a Marathon)”

I am Chicken Adobo

The Cook will need to use heat for this dish like a Blacksmith for a sword and a Potter for a jar.

photo credit: Dan Goldberg, Easy Chicken Adobo


4-5 lbs. overweight- but-trying-to-trim-down chicken thigh

1/2 cup white vinegar of sanctification for a Christian-in-progress is aiming high

1/2 cup soy sauce of a dark past, revealed, conquered, now seasoned to taste

4 cloves garlic, crushed for the essence, greatness needs tender crushing of the self, don’t haste

1 tsp. black peppercorns of adventure to season and spice, makes life exciting and humbling with an earthy aroma

3 bay leaves like wrong turns, pungent and bitter but with fragrance like no other

Directions  Continue reading “I am Chicken Adobo”

Hashtag: Selfie, Self-image, and Self-worth

I do not have anything against “selfie” posts but I am not a fan either. It is viral and it got into my curious mind, how it all began and what is the psychology behind it. I am neither a psychologist nor an expert on the field but I thought about it and I just can’t keep my thoughts to myself.

Okay, I am typing selfie in red underlined word. Word keeps on reminding me that the word “selfie” is either grammatically incorrect or misspelled. (Right-click, add to dictionary, solved.) My friends told me the term started in Instagram but I was surprised to know that the term was actually popularized in 2005 by a photographer Jim Krause. That long! I didn’t know that. It must have gained more popularity when social networking reached its peak.

Here’s a confession: Continue reading “Hashtag: Selfie, Self-image, and Self-worth”