All posts tagged: musings and tales

Marking history

30 June 2016. Today marks the inauguration of our country’s 16th President and 14th Vice President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, respectively. I was up almost as soon as the alarm on my phone went off and started preparing breakfast by the time the 6AM news coverage on the inauguration started. I can’t recall ever waking up early in the past, although I do remember watching certain parts of the previous Philippine presidents’ inauguration address. In fact, this must be the first time I have learned of the symbolisms used on such occasions, including the going up and down on the staircase of the outgoing and incoming presidents. It’s a good thing that we’re homeschooling and my girls, especially my 7th grader, are now old enough to pay attention to the program. I honestly wouldn’t take it against them if they prefer to do other things, even if it concerns the country’s history; I know I’d rather play or read a novel if I were their age. Thankfully, I didn’t have to …

Who and Why

Who am I and why am I here? I think it’s about time that I answer those questions again. The number of hats that I have to wear seem to be getting bigger, yet not one of them could ever really define who I am. I am a child of God and my deepest desire is to become a Proverbs 31 Woman. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, mentor and friend. I’m a freelance professional, volunteer worker, and perpetual learner, too. I’m also a storyteller and I want to be able to write stories that are engaging, relatable, insightful and thought-provoking (more than entertaining) all the time. I hope that eventually, I could make writing a habit and keep this site updated, offering a respite to women like myself, who have to contend with a long-distance relationship with their husbands while raising a family and still have to juggle other roles in life (without even a household helper). This is primarily my electronic journal, although over the years, I have envisioned it to be more …