Category Archive: Life

We’ve boundless plains to share

In one very confronting scene in the movie The Revenant, a village occupied by a tribe of Native American Indians was obliterated to nothing but the molten ash of teepees, and a carnage… Continue reading

Take a Swingapore

Singapore is described many things: sterile, strict, affluent and successful. Characteristically, it’s defined by mountains of department stores, commercialism and an irrepressible shopping culture. But if you scratch the gleaming surface of one… Continue reading

A night with Oprah

Recently, my lifelong dream of watching Oprah live came to be. It wasn’t exactly a live taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show, I once dreamed of flying all the way to America for.… Continue reading

A holiday to remember

One year, my friends and I went on vacation to Philippines for five days. We planned to relax on the island of Boracay, party, overeat, over-drink, and shop in Manila as dictated by… Continue reading

The Balikbayan (one who returns to their home country)

The Peruvian poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “It’s well known that he who returns never left”. This is my exact sentiment every time I return to my birth country, Philippines as a balikbayan. It’s… Continue reading

In the ICU

I visited the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital a few weeks ago. It was my first time. My aunt was diagnosed with cancer at its very late stages. An operation that… Continue reading