Hiking for the first time, the only thing that kept going through my head the entire time was whether I'd still be alive in the next five minutes–every five minutes! It was five years ago on a cold mossy forest mountain in Cameron Highlands (kind of like the Baguio city of Malaysia). The ground was … Continue reading Life lessons I learned while hiking on misty mountain
You have everything you need. You love your life and the people surrounding you. You thank God, the universe or your lucky stars that you're still alive and healthy. Deep down you know that there were times that you wished you were dead. It's just a quick passing thought then you're back to living the … Continue reading You are not alone: Please don’t take your own life.
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
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!
Nothing drives a spouse out of their wit's end more than dealing with an unhelpful and unsympathetic partner. Regardless of gender or work status, here are 4 reasons why keeping the family home organized is a team effort as opposed to an aspect of daily living only relegated to one spouse, and also a brief … Continue reading Why keeping the family home organized is a team effort