How can I say that, right? I love my family dearly but, yeah, I am. I can be. What stings here is that I have no solution. Too many demands on me and my time and attention. Not enough of me. I’m at a point right now when I feel like I have nothing left…… Continue reading Tapped Out
Okay, a little bit of seriousness for now, just to process what’s been going on offline. I have long since accepted that I am easily misunderstood. I have always laughed at the most awkward things. I have always laughed at the most inappropriate things. To me, it’s a coping mechanism. There are times when I…… Continue reading The Accused
That’s how my cousin puts it anyway. I kind of agree and at the same time, I feel like it can’t be helped. The desire to be “cleansed” of the past year, in particular, is strong. A lot of things happened in 2016 that I’m grateful for. There are also a lot of things that…… Continue reading The Arbitrary New Start
Being bilingual in fluency, there are still times when I find it easier to express my thoughts in one language or the other because some words in my native tongue, Filipino, cannot be expressed in English, and there are English words that are too vaguely translated into Filipino. An argument on compassion versus pity cannot…… Continue reading Am I missing vocabulary?
I am still bowled over by how Caitlin Lucas’ parents, Jay-jay and Feliz, managed to inculcate in such a young child so much trust and faith in the Lord. I continue to read their posts and look into their journey and find that I am completely lost. Just this afternoon, my highly willful son disobeyed…… Continue reading Trust
In light of our son’s on-going obsession with his cloud dough: As I watched him play that second day, I remember being horrified that he’d poured a good deal of it out onto the walkway so he could run trucks and trains over it, making more stories up as he played in his miniature world.…… Continue reading The Economy of Playtime
“Ancestral home” is such a relative term in our family. I’m not sure why but ties have often been easily severed in our clan, whether by distance or feuds. The nearest I can cite as our ancestral property is a piece of land and a house which has since been modified–and which we now intend…… Continue reading Family History