Dear Mr. Self-Righteous

I haven't written anything for well over five months now but the devastation that has fallen on my country is too much to bear for me to remain silent. It breaks my heart. It changes perspective. And it shifts paradigms. Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) has left thousands of deaths in its trail. It [...]

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The Calling of a Writer

Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with his purpose. Since the beginning of time, man has questioned why he was put on earth. This is not a religious issue, it's a human issue. You don't have to be religious to question why you're here. I'd like to think that I was put here [...]

5 Things To Do Before I Turn A Year Older

They say that time fleeting, especially for the young. We are here today and gone tomorrow because you don't know what could go wrong in a flash. I have lived for 2 decades now and I really don't have anything to show for it. So, I have decided that I must make a list of [...]

Memorable Pictures

They say that a picture's worth a thousand words. The pictures I have can warrant a whole blog post...after all, I am Filipino. And Filipinos are known for 2 things, if not more: (1) We love Karaoke. (2) We love taking pictures. Yanchep National Park is a nature reserve located here in Western Australia in [...]

I Am Broken and It’s OK.

It's been no secret to any of my former church leaders that it has been a struggle for me spiritually when we moved from the Philippines to Australia. It has been hard on me. It wasn't easy, it was quite difficult. And my relationship with the Lord did not come out of it unscathed, on the contrary, it [...]

The Down Lo: Ricky Lo’s Interview Blunders

A good start can determine the flow and the mood of the interview. Manny started with, "How are you, ms. Anne?" Very simple, very polite and a conversation starter. From there, the interview flowed.