Onward & Upward

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May 5, 2019

It's been 3 months since I birthed Inio, and before the memory leaves me (I'm very forgetful!), I thought it best to write about our story for Inio to read later on, especially on days he misbehaves and I can say, "Hey, kid. I freaking did THIS for you. Ayus-ayusin mo!...

February 13, 2019

And I mean it.

I'm in my room, crying my eyes out as I write this, because my husband just left for Manila (we had our baby in Baguio, story for another time). And I've been crying since last night, begging for more time together, asking for more hugs. I've never felt t...

September 15, 2018

I used to hear some [pretty insensitive] comments when Nicollo and I got engaged about how it was A-OK that we chose to get married early because mayaman naman daw kami. But Nicollo and I will be the first to say OMG. NOT AT ALL. While I won't deny that we do...

February 22, 2018

This morning, Nicollo and I fought over lemons.

Since we got married, we agreed that Nicollo would be doing the groceries since his job requires visits to supermarkets anyway. We started this arrangement just this week, and Nicollo bought the first batch of groceries th...

January 2, 2018

A young groom’s take on the whole highly sensationalized ‘last night of freedom’ and why he decided not to jump into the bachelor night bandwagon

Last week, my groomsman stood aghast when I told him that I didn’t want a bachelor party. I’ve been getting the same reactio...

December 10, 2017

I've been described as "simple" one too many times in my life. For instance, you know those "farewell" events in school where teachers tape pieces of paper on our backs, and we go around the room, and our classmates write down the word that best describes us? Yeah. The...

November 6, 2017

I'm pretty sure that not a single person on this planet likes being corrected. Correction or criticism can be something people are generally okay with, but no one actually LOVES it or looks forward to it with delight. And I'm pretty sure that if anyone does, this perso...

October 25, 2017

And in today's standards, we are BABIES. At this point in our lives, we're expected to be ultra-focused on our careers, and build, build, build. 

Which is exactly the course I thought my life would go: graduate from University, get a job in some elite multinational corp...

October 20, 2017

An introduction to a weekly segment in this site called "Weekly Devotion" where I will write about the fruit of our Weekly Family Devotion

Our family situation has always been extraordinary. When I introduce myself to strangers and mention that I have six siblings, a 45...

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