The ‘Ber Months Mean Christmastime

In a country like mine, riddled with 26 storms a year and tragedies come more often, we take happiness from whatever source we could. September, the start of the ‘Ber months, means Christmas is coming, and out come the garlands, trees, wreaths, mangers, and what Christmas decorations you may think of. These are in the…

From Every Angle: Paper Crowns

I was planning the first birthday party of a friend’s daughter. Like any close friend, she confidently demands to have paper crowns included in the party favours for the children. I like DIYs myself, so the idea seemed great—that is until I had to make them, which is tedious. The mom and dad had to…

Getting Ready For Emergency

Living in the Visayas, I have been part of the area hit by the 7.1-mag earthquake not one month ago and, as of the moment, preparing for the super-typhoon Yolanda (international name: Typhoon Haiyan) which is headed for Central Visayas and expected to hit Samar on Friday morning to noon, staying on until Friday night.…

Oh, Sheila.

I rarely call anyone my best friend, and although I have been lucky to have others call me their best friend, I have never introduced myself as someone’s “best friend”. It just so happens that I have friends I know very well. And, sometimes, these friends happen to cry easily, at the cheesiest of moments…