Well.. it started off with rain, heavy traffic and one too many overcharged fare proposals from greedy tricycle drivers, all of which I turned down eventually. On foot we went through receding floodwaters. Had to carry a backpack, a laptop, a big heavy paper bag with lotsa stuff, a worn out umbrella, and then had to mind my kid and his lunch box all the while. Suddenly, while packed like sardines and onboard a jeepney all soaked in rain and sweat, paper bag splits open in the middle of traffic, not a tiny split but the seriously-can-things-get-any-actual-freaking-worse kind of split. Managed to turn my big jacket into a bag and packed in it all the stuff I had from the paper bag. Long ride. Son sleeping with his head tilting back and forth which I had to hold all throughout the trip while my other hand minds the rest of the stuff I’ve mentioned.

Got onto our 2nd jeepney ride like we were in an actual zombie apocalypse movie, getting on was like surviving a stampede. I had to get a little rough with my son to get him going (and wake him the heck up). Traffic. Waited. Got off.

Before our final trip home, I got my son a sandwich. I told him I was sorry. Took a tricycle and this time, the fare was at a reasonable price.

On our way home. Arms hurt. Hungry. Dead-tired more than anything else. Could’ve cried (that thank-God-it’s-almost-over kind of cry) but was too tired to do so. All I could think of was a nice warm bed and a pillow under my head.

Suddenly I find tonight’s mishap a bit hilarious that in my head I just can’t help but laugh about it.

Yea, we are all tired after a hard day’s work. But we don’t share the same kind of journey on the inside. We might share the same seat on the same ride but our emotional battles are headed to entirely different routes. You can never judge a person too easily, let alone a cranky one at the end of the day.

I haven’t been the nicest person this entire evening and I’m dearly sorry.



A Short Film Reflection: “Alike” by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

(CTTO: “Alike” is an animated short film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez. Thanks to our pals at Overthinking. for sharing this cool video on Facebook.)   This short film pretty much sums up me and my boy in a nutshell. ? His art-filled school notebooks and my random day-dreamings at work speak for themselves.


How I Learned about God’s Promises and Why I Struggled to Write About It

NOTE: I am writing this to simply tell about God’s revelation of His grace and love in our lives as a family. I speak of this not out of self-confidence as some might assume. I speak out of my confidence in the power of God’s love. In such a spoilt world where there’s so much wretchedness…
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DIY Hair Dye at Home

So, here’s a recap of my DIY Hair Dye experience at home. Truth is, I was planning to go to a salon but then I thought, “why not try it myself?” since I could also save a coupla thousand pesos worth of someone else’s service. Product description:  Brand: L’oreal Paris Excellence Creme Color: (5.43) Golden Copper…
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My Freelance Writing Experience

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius And the same proverb goes for my new part-time job as a Freelance Writer, which started just late last year. It’s been on my (Faith Goals) list as I could really use some extra cash to…
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