graduates

by Lean Panganiban, as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles This article also goes by the alternative title: “Hugot lines from graduation/commencement speeches of famous celebrities.” I know the feeling. There is always that yawning and obsessing over the ticking of the clock while your seatmate’s tummy is obviously ruminating on what to eat after Read More →

oversharenting

written by Edel Cayetano as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles “Whether or not you realize it, you’re setting up a digital trail for your children that can last through their lifetime, and you’re doing it without your permission” Psychological implications of growing up without anonymity Cutesy photos may be harmless now, but they Read More →

seventies (1)

Being an 80s child & why today’s youth never had it so good brings back sweet memories of my youth. Hence, I’ve come up with my own version of the 70’s child. (yes I am that old. High School in 1970 and college in 1974). We didn’t have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X boxes, video games Read More →

my daughter

My husband caressed my protruding belly and felt our baby move. His smile turned to a frown as he knitted his brows, ““We need to pack up and move to the mountains.” I stood up and responded, “No, we’re staying put. I know something good will happen. I just know it.” My stubborn refusal started Read More →

journal

by Ma. Rachel Yapchiongco as originally posted at the Journaling For The Soul, Philippine Online Chronicles. Never underestimate the power of blank pages and a pen. They can immortalize thoughts, preserve memories and create lasting impressions. Think of a journal as a window to your soul. You can write whatever you want. You can share Read More →

polly pockets

I never realized the value my children placed on their toys until Marielle interviewed me for her research paper a few years ago on “Toys and Games I played with” for her Psychology course. She said “Thank God mom for the girly and not so girly toys”. In this day of digital toys and gadgets, Read More →