Archive for the ‘My Stories’ Category

Of Jellyfish Stings, Mothers, and the Philippine Elections

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Just this week, my family and I went to Dumaguete for our annual family vacation. One of the activities we scheduled was to go dolphin watching, taking off from Bais City in Negros.


Searching for God

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I once heard a priest say that we do not really search for God because God is the One Who searches for us. That God always exerts an effort to find us and that it is up to us to just be open to God.


The Joy of Broken Chips

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

My daughter Ali is so thin. She does not enjoy eating as much as I do. When she does want to eat, it is usually something that’s not good for her — like fatty things and salty food.


What My Child Prays For

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

As a parent, I attempt to teach my children to get comfortable speaking with God. Most of the time, my children resort to “formula prayers” as these are faster and easier.


It Isn’t Enough to be Good

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

One Sunday morning, I was having breakfast with my daughter Ali. My mother had just come from church and brought home some cassava cake.


The Sound of a Baby’s Cry

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

We were at the pediatrician’s clinic today as my daughter was scheduled to get a booster shot. Anyone who has been at the doctor’s knows that before it gets to be your turn, you will need to wait a bit, so there we were at the corridor, waiting for our doctor’s secretary to call us.


Of Life and Model Rockets

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

My son is taking Model Rocket classes this summer. Their teacher, Mr. Arnel Noel, instructs the class on how to build model rockets. Yesterday, the kids launched their rockets for the first time. Our whole family accompanied my son as he was excited to launch the rocket that he had been working on for the past week.