It takes an extraordinary person to live in this country and an extraordinarily stubborn one to try to change it. I am hoping my being a stubborn person will do good and make a difference in raising awareness and alleviating poverty. My site is for those who wish to be stubborn and defy the norm in this country. A country that has lived in abnormality for so long that it has become the norm. I do this for the children,the urban and rural poor communities I work on and for the love of the Philippines. Why leave when there's just so much to be done here?

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My Heart Bleeds Over Heartbleed

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This Heartbleed bug is a hassle.

I need to change all my passwords. You can’t be too safe, right? Half of our lives are on the internet. I need my privacy..says the girl who word vomits on her blog. I need to have safe passwords..says the girl whose Instagram and Twitter account is public. Well..I can at least try right? We try to be as responsible and safe as possible on social media but…

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Summer At Loserville

I have missed posting for a couple of weeks. I blame it on work and Farm Heroes Saga. More on the latter,actually. I don’t really play games but when I do, I get hooked. I’m still at it.

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Anyway, I would like to talk about summer. It’s here, right now, burning through my skin. I have friends posting Boracay pictures and it pains me as I am inside an air conditioned building pretending to work. I…

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Not A Perfect Mom, Just A Mom Who Tries Her Best & keeps SMART Family Ties

Not A Perfect Mom, Just A Mom Who Tries Her Best & keeps SMART Family Ties

I’m a working mom. I work hard and spend a lot of time at the office, traveling for work and trying to excel at work. I also have no relatives here in Manila. Ergo, if I get asked “Who watches over your child while you’re at work?” A constant question, by the way. I answer “The yaya.” (yaya = nanny)

*insert judgmental look or statement here:_______________.

Slide4I also try to be as hand on as I can…

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FIlipinos Come In 50 Shades Of Brown

FIlipinos Come In 50 Shades Of Brown

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“Mom, I need you to take care of something for me.” was a chat message I got from my 10 year old daughter. This is rare. This is rare. She’s a very independent girl and asks for help in schoolwork but never full endorse something for me to handle.

“I was minding my own business doing my class activity and one of my classmates shouted and asked who was the darkest in class. Another one shouted my…

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Picture Or It Never Happened

Picture Or It Never Happened

I saw this picture today and it made me tear up.

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That would have been me flying in a perfect swan dive in the air. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to show for my spectacular dive and I still blame Mark to this day.

A couple of years ago, we went to Boracay and wanted to try leaping of this cliff called Ariel’s Point. The pictures showed a group tour with food and lots of laughing, drinking…

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