Stop Making a Big Deal Out It

Stop Making a Big Deal Out It

I had to take a swab test before surgery. To be honest, I was anxious about it. Everywhere I turn, I hear people telling stories about how much it hurts. I see Hollywood celebrities wiping off tears in a corner because of the pain. I hear people telling me they almost...
How to Bend the Rules of Life

How to Bend the Rules of Life

Someone told me, “You don’t have to like the game but you have to learn to play by the rules and bend them slightly.” It floored me slightly. Someone finally understood what I’ve been doing my entire life, and they’ve been able to put it in a few words while I’m the...
How to Be Truly Confident

How to Be Truly Confident

A friend and I were talking about confidence earlier. How do you become more confident? Do you snap your fingers just like that and all of sudden become more confident? Or do you need to take years and years of diving deep and healing and owning your shit before you...
When You Go to a Place, Honor Its Soul

When You Go to a Place, Honor Its Soul

Someone once asked me, “Why, despite all its efforts at promoting tourism, can’t Ilocos Norte hold a candle to other provinces in the Philippines that are doing so much better?” I didn’t know the answer to that back then, but I may have an...
Here’s to the Transformational Year that was 2020!

Here’s to the Transformational Year that was 2020!

2020 has been a good year for me. I noticed that, for people who unabashedly took responsibility for their circumstances despite the uncertainty the pandemic brought upon all of us, 2020 came with it unexpected opportunities, blessings, and amazing things happening...