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Being The Bigger Person — Despite The Condescending Comment

Handling criticisms isn’t one of my fortes. I’m far from being skillful and masterful in dealing with belittlements. I get easily affected. Hurt. Angry. Just as what happened a few months ago when someone commented in a post which I … Continue reading

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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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Tada! … And The Reason Behind My Restlessness Is Quickly Revealed

There’s more to me feeling restless and hesitant that I shared in my previous post. You see, I already had a similar nagging feeling of doubt and hesitation several months ago when I had just decided on Antique as my next … 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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Responding Differently 14 Years After

Admittedly, I was feeling fearful — still. It wasn’t only because of the lawyer’s warning. I was frightened because I was in such a remote location, and I didn’t know anyone other than the cottage owner. She, who, as I shared in … Continue reading

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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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