Note to Self: Reminders on Coping with Loss

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It was a Tuesday.

As usual, past 6:00 pm, I had to call him to fetch me at work.

No answer.

Mama told me he’s playing basketball and that I have to go home on my own. I said yes.

After about thirty minutes or more, my phone rang. It was mama.

“Go to the hospital, papa was rushed.”

My heart stopped for a moment, my knees trembled.

I knew it was the day.  Continue reading “Note to Self: Reminders on Coping with Loss”


What We Can Learn from the 5-minute Miss Universe Hullabaloo

        The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year’s winner but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia. (Source)

                      Source: 2015 Miss Universe [PHOTOS]
Surprise has two faces, namely Ariadna Guttierez and Pia Alonso Wurtzbach. The first was bitter, the other was sweet. Nevertheless, we can learn things from that five-minute shocking twist of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2015.  Continue reading “What We Can Learn from the 5-minute Miss Universe Hullabaloo”

the gap and the value of talk

While the world has become flat because of communications technology, people are creating walls in between. While the World Wide Web connects east and west, people are moving away from each other like north and south
I was too busy taking pictures I missed to laugh along.

In between spoonful of scrambled eggs and lines of a post I was reading online, I was also having a short conversation with my friends. Eating together has always been our favorite bonding time at home. I am sharing a two-bedroom apartment with five close friends. Busy schedules are keeping as apart during working days .

This morning is one of the once or twice in a week opportunities for us to talk over a sumptuous meal. Then, I stumbled upon “The Forgotten Art of Simple Conversation” and it reminded me of one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately… Continue reading “the gap and the value of talk”


Too many books too little time to sort out which is “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.” Christianity Today’s Matt Reynolds is making it easy…

Too many books too little time to sort out which is “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.” Christianity Today’s Matt Reynolds is making it easy for seekers out there who is in for some digging deeper grounds. Read on…



Source: Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards | Christianity Today

What if the glass is half-empty?

Since I read about the benefits of drinking a glass of water right after you get out of bed I made it a habit. This morning, looking at the glass of water I’m about to empty, I was reminded of these thoughts I read before… Continue reading “What if the glass is half-empty?”