Photos: Allie’s First Birthday!

 I actually enjoy milestones. And a couple of days ago, September 1, 2017, I was able to join in on the first birthday party of a darling little sweetie, Allie. 🙂 My dear friend Alex and his wife, Jennifer invited sent me an invitation a month beforehand to Allie's Mad Hatter-themed birthday party. Now, Allie [...]

“walking on sunshine”

https://youtu.be/P2EBRU6DBf0 Just when you think life's a little bit heavy, an angel of an incredibly upbeat and positive song comes up on your spotify work playlist. "I'm walking on Sunshine...", crooned on the radio, and their soft voices and the guitar strums really got my attention. It was supposed to be just background music so [...]

Serendipity

My family and I went on a road trip around my home island in the Philippines, and we ended up in an ancestral house in Silay City, Negros Occidental (which is closer to Bacolod City). The house, built by a politician/sugar baron named Gaston, was a roomy 12 bedroom house with old world vibes. It [...]

Book quote: The view from the cheap seats

"I was always aware, reading Chesterton, that there was someone writing this who rejoiced in words, who deployed them on the page as an artist deploys paint upon his palette. Behind every Chesterton sentence, there was someone painting with words, and it seemed to me that at the end of any particular good sentence or [...]

“How do I say it?”

“How do I say it?”

The challenges of referring patients with mental health issues in primary care to the Psychiatry service (For tonight’s #Healthxph Tweetchat) A few days ago, a respected individual learned announced on his Facebook wall that he was going to throw in the towel, and was going to say goodbye to the world. By virtue of his status update, [...]