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Love, Respect and (m...

You know those quotes na madalas pino-post ng mga taong “inlab” pero medyo nawawala na ang “lab”? Yung tipong mga quotes na feeling nila eh inaaffirm ang mga kagagahan, ma-martiran at ka-ululan ng mga tao sa lovelife nilang medyo on the rocks? Eto ang isang example:...

Of dragons and demon...

We all have our own dragons to slay – dragons that haunt, terrorize and make our hearts beat out of our chests for fear that one day, they may just actually come out from their lairs and consume us whole. We also have our demons to contend with. The dark vessels of evil that whisper...

No to the next best ...

How often do you find yourself in a situation where your expectations weren’t met and you “settled”? I often found myself in these situations before where I’d just shut up, eat what was served and think to myself “andyan na yan eh” Don’t get me wrong,...

Gender, shmender

My ten year old daughter has painted toenails. Dark velvet blue for one foot and a stark bright yellow on the other. She got the inspiration from me when I had contrasting colors on my toenails as well. Toenails that were lovingly painted by my youngest son. This same daughter who pours all...

Fun, fearless and fi...

So, what does a 38 year old single mom do everyday? Same thing that she does every single day: She takes care of business, her family and does it while she is looking absolutely fierce and fabulous. Just this weekend, I organized and coordinated a birthday party for a really good college...

Hello 2014!

This is the start – another year for each one of us to make new changes and hope that this time we won’t screw up as badly as last year. I had my fair share of troubles and despair last year and though it was really tough, I’m still grateful that everything happened when...

Birthday Acts of Kin...

It’s a running joke between my family and friends that every time I have a birthday, there’s something catastrophic that happens. There was that birthday when the jellyfish attacked a power plant, an earthquake, a typhoon, hospitalization – you name it, it happened. So, I...

Devirginized! My fir...

For those who know me from way way back, they know that I have always loved writing poems and prose. I’ve been a writer more than an actor or a singer. However, I never really publicly showcased any of my poems. It’s an unnerving feeling when my poems get out there – like...

The Ocean

I was three when I first saw the ocean and remembered it. It was a beautiful day and there were families all along the beach, kids playing on the sand, trying to build castles and other kids wading on the shore, letting the waves lap at their feet while they happily scream and run away from...

The other B word

As far back as I can remember, the one thing that defined you as a woman were breasts. Real women have boobs. BOOBS. In Tagalog, suso. These two bags of fat defined who I was and how attractive I should be. Boobs. The definition of my attractiveness lay in that one hilarious word –...

Miley did what??

In showbusiness, the whole ethos of the game is to stay current, fresh and in the news. Most people think it’s about relevance but let’s be honest, most of the time the most irrelevant actions are the ones that get the most publicity. There are some artists who are lauded for...

Positivity works!

If you’ve been following me on Twitter and on Facebook, you may have noticed that lately I’ve been posting a lot about positivity. Truth is, I was a skeptic. It was hard for me to be positive when I was at the lowest point in my life – no job, no love life and my health was...

What I know

The man said write about what you know So, I write this Because it is what I know. I know that you can make me stop mid-sentence with just a memory of you and your eyes and your smile and your hands. I know that I’d like to drown in the bright fluid sound of your laughter; fumble and...

Be the Bida of your ...

Naural at intrinsic na sa ating mga pinoy ang pagiging fan lalo na sa mga bida. Gusto natin ang mga bida sa pelikula, sa mga soap operas at sa mga libro na nababasa natin. Nung bata ako, feel na feel ko ang mga transformers. Syempre, paborito ko si Bumblebee. Cute eh. Yung lumang Bumblebee...

Bakit di ako masaya?

Lagi na nating naririnig ito sa inuman o sa kwentuhan. Lagi itong sinasambit ng mga kaibigan nating may hinaing at usually na umiiyak “Bakit di ako Masaya?” “I just want to be happy!” Ineng, if you want to be happy, walang pumipigil sa iyo. Wala ngang nakapigil sa pag atungal mo at pag laklak...