Dengue and Writer’s Block

I have not written anything since the first week of December. I wasn't busy. I had time to write, but the words just won't come. It started when my eldest son who is 8 years old got sick with dengue. His fever started on December 14. It was mild at first. But the next day,…

Dead Men Tell No Tales

I haven't been following any TV series for the past years. I listen to my office mates talk about Game of Thrones -I'd google the characters afterwards. I listen to my relatives rant about The Walking Dead, while I imagine memes of the main character and his son. Here's one of my favorites: My 8-year…

Organized Chaos

I have everything mapped out in my mind. Wake up at five in the morning everyday, cook breakfast and take a  bath. At six, I'd wake my husband and third-grader up. They'd take a bath first before having breakfast. Before 7:30, we'd all be out and ready to say goodbye to our toddler who has…

Anticipation of an Insomniac

Anticipation It was already dark outside - too dark for even the neighbor's cats to be out. Huge trees had formed a canopy around the neighborhood, blocking the moonlight. But it's never too dark for the bats. I can hear them, loud and clear. I can also hear my husband and my kids breathing. Slow, regular breathing  which…

And God Will Do The Rest

"Nag pray jud ko ug kadaghan before sa contest, Ma. Kay do your best and God will do the rest." (I prayed a lot of times before the contest Ma. Because if we do our best, God will do the rest.) These words were from my eldest, TanTan, after his group won 2nd place at…

Crossroad

I feel like I'm always at a crossroad when it comes to my career. I have a great job at a great company, with a comprehensive health insurance that covers my husband and kids, and an enviable pension plan. To top it off, I am doing what I love most - writing. When people ask what…