To Eah, for her 24th 

Because it is worth celebrating, no matter what. ————- I’ve wanted to start this birthday letter with a comprehensive list on how to celebrate your day but I changed my mind at the last minute. Just because I think we’re done making lists–at least for the time being. I suppose I do want you to spontaneously enjoy your day and to allow the universe to … Continue reading To Eah, for her 24th 

Prompt 4: Write an apology to someone you deeply hurt

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. There are mornings when you wake up where you do nothing but stare at your reflection for a few minutes. Not because you’re vain. It’s to make sure that you are still here. That you still recognize the girl in the mirror. You are … Continue reading Prompt 4: Write an apology to someone you deeply hurt

Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Althea’s list)

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. Resolutions. Ten is too few to cover everything I want and plan to do but ten is too many for the things I can genuinely commit to, right at this moment at least. It’s challenging to come up with a list of things … Continue reading Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Althea’s list)

Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Frances’ list)

For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. 1. To see the magic in everything. To catch moments of wonder. To recognize potential in the littlest things. 2. To be present. And not just on social media. To go beyond Instagram-worthy pictures and Facebook posts. To connect beyond the screens. 3. … Continue reading Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Frances’ list)

A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Places (and Moving On)

Note from Frances: When I told people I’m going to be away for three months (or more) it really didn’t sink in that I’ll be away from all of the conveniences and the people I was used to. I’ve been to lots of different cities but this is definitely different from my past travels. Less than 24 hours in a new place, I need to … Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Places (and Moving On)

How Breaking Your Heart Can Make It Whole

Recently, I crossed off something from my bucket list: develop and publish a website. Pinoy Catalyst is an online magazine oriented towards the Philippine Development sector, aiming to inspire Filipinos to take action and be part of nation building.  When we were conceptualizing the site, there were a lot of mixed reactions ranging from awe to inspired to “Are you crazy? Putting up your own website … Continue reading How Breaking Your Heart Can Make It Whole