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Battle Of The Wounded Selves

It was so tempting to engage in the ‘battle of the wounded selves.’ She was triggering so many of my issues. Deep wounds. She was pushing my buttons. Pushing me to my limits. Insecurities quickly and easily rose to the … Continue reading

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“No, Dad. I’m not afraid of you. Not anymore.”

“You want war? I’ll give you war!” A famous line from one of the Philippines’ telenovelas. And I give it to the rude and temperamental resort owner. War. I give him war. He asked for it; He got it! But it isn’t … Continue reading

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Same Name. Same Date — 21 Years Later. Same Energy Dynamics. Hmmm…

I wasn’t just transported back to the time when I was swindled in 2001. I was also brought back to the year 1994. To the day when I last saw my father. That fateful evening of the 29th of December 1994 … Continue reading

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Self-Love — The Greatest Love Of All

I was at the lowest point in my journey. I haven’t quite fully recovered, but I’ll get there eventually. I can’t recall any other time when I had felt this hopeless and helpless. Doomed. Grim. Sometimes, when Life throws us … Continue reading

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Releasing the ties that bind – In memory of Tita Lola (Part 3)

On August 2, the day before Tita Lola’s birthday, I was talking to my closest friend, a mother of a six-year-old girl and a six-month-old baby boy.  Such adorable bundles of joy! She was airing her sentiments about how children easily … Continue reading

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“That’s because of his aneurysm!” — The Beginning Of the End of My Caretaking Days and Rescuer Role

Everyone has their frustrations and disappointments.  Who doesn’t have those moments? But it is our personal responsibility to catch ourselves when those moments come. We are responsible for not taking out the hurt or the anger on other people, especially our … Continue reading

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Paradoxical Celebration

As I am writing this, elsewhere, some of my former classmates, batchmates, schoolmates and other alumni are joining in the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the school where I graduated high school from. It is a school run by … Continue reading

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