Hey, 38!

I burst into tears as I thought of all the things that have happened since my blog entry on my birthday a year ago. So much has changed, so much has happened and I am grateful. This is my first birthday without mom and I wish she were here. I miss her so much. She…

Sundays will never be the same…

Two Sundays ago, we lost our mom. It was sudden and totally unexpected even if she’s been in and out of the hospital for the past few years. It has been challenging to deal with the fact that she is no longer in her room, as always. It feels weird that her seat at the…

Of Abot Tala, Trust and Taking Risks

We’ve spent many late nights these past two weeks working on our very first round table discussion/orientation materials. It’s for families who want to know more about Abot Tala, the Self-Directed Learning center we’re putting up here in Metro Manila. Yesterday was the big day and it was interesting to see different reactions as I…

Of Dreams Coming True and Turning 37

I have a story to share. It’s the kind that has given people goosebumps. It’s made some people cry and it has definitely encouraged so many to start dreaming and believing again. I had a dream so big and so seemingly impossible. It felt like I was reaching for the stars. A voice inside me…