Category Archives: Relationships

No, We Never Travel Alone

It was a hot and dusty afternoon and we were walking back to San Carlos from our catechism classes at the Guadalupe Nuevo Elementary School when we noticed a young girl, rather shy but also rather forward enthusiastically waving at … Continue reading

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A Wet Dream

This is not about what most people would think. But I could not think a more appropriate title than this. Early this morning, I had the weirdest of dreams. Anabelle and I have a very dear friend whom we have … Continue reading

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Devotion And Commitment

In the face of extreme adversity and difficulty, my usual response has been to walk away from a person or a situation. I move on and start anew. But there are certain people and situations I shall never walk away … Continue reading

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Faith in the Philippines

There is an abundance of faith healers in the Philippines like nowhere else in the world. To be sure, many of those who have claimed to be able to heal have been proven to be hoaxes. And many of those … Continue reading

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Let the Children Teach Us

I love children and there are times I’d rather be with them than with adults. I love how they look and see life and the world with eyes of unending wonder and amazement. They teach me everything I need to … Continue reading

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Love Without Limits Nor Conditions

Love, like a spring, is life giving. Love, like water, refreshes and rejuvenates. I love it when I can tell someone that I will make time for him or her. It is an act of the will, a choice, to … Continue reading

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Love Is the Only Real Choice

Love is the only real choice in our world gone mad and irrational over fortune, power and fame. There are three kinds of loves: love of God, love of neighbor and love of self. He who does not love God … Continue reading

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Roots

For most of my adult life, I have lived in cosmopolitan and urbanized areas in several places in the world. Yet I can still feel my peasant roots. My forebears were tillers, not owners, of the soil. During the off-season, … Continue reading

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Visitations

Today is the Feast of the Visitation: a cousin visits her cousin to assist her in the final months of her pregnancy before going home herself to give birth to her own child. It is a poignant story of loved … Continue reading

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Is This the Philippines or What?

I was awestruck when I first saw the renovated Podium Mall over the weekend. Its escalator ramps spiral upward so imposingly, they seem to lift me up as I gazed agape to the glass roof. It is an impressive expression … Continue reading

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