My Manly Nanny

My humble tribute to a wonderdul person who helped my parents in raising me ¬†>>> This great-looking guy is my late mother’s younger brother (shown here with her lovely wife, tita Lulu). Tito Boy Cando took care of me as a girl growing up in Cabanatuan City, where we first lived. He was a fantastic…

How are you dying?

No, I didn’t ask how you are doing. I asked, “how are you dying?” I must be off today asking you that question. But an incident this morning about a friend dying of cancer triggered¬†deja vu¬†scenes in my mind. Deathbed scenes involving my grandfather, my grandmother, my father, then my mother, an uncle-in-law, and three…

Sincerely complimenting your partner works wonders

Long-standing marriages or partnerships may have stood the test of time, but not necessarily without risk of failing. As with any relationship, any marriage is constantly being challenged by the couples themselves. Their opposing personalities and preferences get in the way when the spark that blinded them to their respective individuality has long popped away.…

Closing a chapter

Middle age drives me to spend precious time writing randomly about anything that comes to mind in preventing mental decay of creeping old age. That’s a candid admission to make. But seriously, this writing exercise complements my weekly physical badminton routine, both of which I love doing. When time comes that I have to break…