Chronicles of my Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: How I remembered Taraweeh prayers at 10 years old

Ramadan begins in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) the same way Ramadan elsewhere began for me--waiting for Fajr, and resting my head on the dining table with a belly full of water. It used to make me sick chugging 3 to 4 glasses of water during sahoor. I usually fixated on the minute hand of the wall … Continue reading Chronicles of my Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: How I remembered Taraweeh prayers at 10 years old

Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!

As Filipinos, we often say that Tagalog is influenced by the Spanish, Chinese and Malay language, but how many of us actually realize just how similar Tagalog, Malay and the Indonesian language are? It has always been taught in our schools that we have borrowed words from our Southeast Asian neighbors. In fact, bahasa Melayu (Malay … Continue reading Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!

Small changes you might not have considered before getting married

  The promise of an everlasting companionship in an equally never-ending tide of challenges is very tempting to a lot of us. It's natural to be concerned about the changes that might occur once married, and many of us have our own ways of appeasing our worries and fears. Most of the time we plan ahead. … Continue reading Small changes you might not have considered before getting married