That was quick!

Like with everything these days, the days are quickly whizzing by. Just like that, it is the last day of January 2021. I know that I am always happy for the weekend to come along, but the speed by which the week goes by is sometimes really just surprising. (Which just also means the weekend […]

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Remembering Papa

November 28 was my dad’s supposed-to-have-been 77th birthday, and we usually celebrate it by putting up some form of Christmas decor, as he was a big fan of Christmas. However, for obvious reasons, siblings were not up to putting up decor this year, contrary to their usual practice (and I don’t anymore because I don’t […]



11 years ago, a tropical storm unlike no other had swept through the Philippines and changed lives forever. It’s name was Ondoy (international name: Ketsana). In only 4 hours since the rain began to pour (and, oh, how it poured!), our house, which was around 1.5 meters higher than street level, was thigh deep in […]

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Young, Single Dad

Young, single parents are nothing new. Sad to say, this is more prevalent now that one would like to think. However, it is not very often that you meet young, single dads, dads who are in their early to mid-twenties, raising kids without their kids’ mom by their side. One of my colleagues is just […]



The Adventures of Super Normal Girl turned 10 years old earlier this year, and has moved around countless platforms and went through a few content branding transformations along the way. And why not? I was a single mom to a grade-schooler when I first started, and now I am (still) a single mom to a […]

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Ang Aming Alagang si Harold: Ang Blog na Walang “E” (A “Buwan ng Wika” Blog)

Isang pagpupugay sa aming si Harold.

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That Queer Question

Lately, some unfortunate incident had raised an old, perplexing question that usually has most of us stumped: Which lavatory should members of the LGBTQ community use? Personally, I don’t mind sharing rest rooms with individuals who identify as female, whatever biological make-up they may have, but let’s not overlook the fact that others still do. […]

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A few days ago marked our 3rd year in our current home, and we’ve settled in quite nicely. I would say that the house has settled in quite nicely, too, with all of its why-haven’t-I-noticed-that-crack-before “settling” cracks that I’ve been seeing. Looking for a house had been a fun experience for me, albeit sometimes frustrating.  […]

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I Live with a Bum

Yes, I do. But it’s not all bad. Let me backtrack a little and give a bit of background to this short narrative. My used-to-be 8-yr old daughter, who always figured in my old blogs, just graduated from college this July.  Of course, this brought me great pride and joy, because after all our persevering […]

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It’s Just a Job

Yup, it is. Just a job. It is not your whole life. Your job is a way to make money, and you make money not just for the sake of making money, but so you have resources to do whatever it is that you love. That includes supporting your family, pursuing your passion in life, […]