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It Takes a Village

When Gianna was born, I was able to tidy up around the house, do the laundry, and finish assigned papers for my online course. But not without my husband taking charge of the stove, the dishes, and the errands. Not … Continue reading

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Life lately

Life lately sounds like sharp cries for hunger, and wails of protest upon water touching a tiny face. Days are filled with the drone of a fan, only mildly successful in saving us from the sweltering heat. Life lately sounds like … Continue reading

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Recent Realizations

If there’s one big thing I realized recently, it is that things get easier with time. This learning is two-fold: First, acceptance is the key. Before we brought Yanni home I had it set in my mind that it was … Continue reading

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Simply December

December is usually frenzied and fun. It’s every Filipino’s favorite holiday. While there still was the usual flurry as the past weeks were peppered with parties, I can’t help but note how we kept it simple. In school, we considered … Continue reading

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Keeping Traditions

It’s less than two weeks before Christmas, and our entire compound is bare. All of the four houses in it are devoid of decorations. This makes me miss my grandparents. I remember how Tatay would have a star put up … Continue reading

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