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Walking Away Isn’t A Sign Of Defeat

I could have simply walked away. It isn’t a sign of weakness, defeat or avoidance anyway. On the contrary, it takes much courage and strength to speak up. It takes guts to rise from the table and excuse one’s self … Continue reading

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Why I Persevered & Why I Shouldn’t

“Ang tiyaga ko — sobra!” (I was too persevering — to a fault!) I persevered towards something that wasn’t worth pursuing. I could have simply said no to it. I could have simply turned my back and walked away. That’s … Continue reading

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The Face Of Powerlessness Lurking Anew

It is common practice in the Philippines to hire friends or relatives of the owner — regardless if they’re qualified or not. Regardless also whether or not they like the job. It’s a Filipino cultural thing. It’s prevalent not only … Continue reading

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It’s 2004 All Over Again — Setting Boundaries But Much More Empowered & Loving This Time Around

I was transported back to 2004. It had been a year since I first took care of my brother who had ruptured aneurysm due to drug abuse. He had been recovering miraculously, proving wrong all the doctors’ prognosis — Stanford … Continue reading

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A decades-long wounding has come up for my healing

(This is a continuation of my previous post, Paradoxical Celebration.) The straw that broke the camel’s back Over the weekend, to my dismay, I was awoken (again) by a very loud noise at one o’clock in the morning. There’s ongoing work at … 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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