Circle of Stones

<< Dedication to the beautiful strong women I know>> You are beautiful, you are strong! I am surrounded by dedicated women who continue to make a difference in this world, I call them my Circle of Stones. They ground me to whatever I do and the paths I take. They provided me space to grow…

The Traveling Heart A letter to my beloved Brazil.

May 23, 2017 Google Campus, Sao Paulo Brazil 3:26PM Dear Sampa, The colorful love you have shown me for the last eight months that I stayed here will forever be in my heart. It is heartbreaking really to leave you in the next month because you offered me so many possibilities. You have shown me…

Giving

The contentment of our hearts is found with others. To see people happy and glee make us see the light. So if you find yourself sad or bad, don’t look up and blame GOD instead look into the mirror, look at yourself or look at the people around you. Don’t complain if your phone is…

The Writer

your words for my soul your words the idea of you is amazing but terrifying you have an amazing mind and i want to be wrapped into it. your heart is so grand that i can hear it beating. honey, it will take thousand of words to make this love real you are far away…

250PHP

What can your 250 pesos do? Can it build a school? Buy books? Provide good education? If you are given 250 pesos for a month what will you do with it? I was at awe today hearing that a teacher, or a day care worker receives 250 pesos a month from the Provincial Government yet…

Christmas Tree for Johanna

It is the time of the year again that we gather to celebrate this special occasion we call Christmas. In the Philippines, you see decors starting in September then hear songs right after Halloween, as what, they say this country has the longest Christmas celebration. For us who are far from our family, working abroad…

Mama

Everyone says we look alike I got her dimples and her smile Unfortunately, I didn’t get her talent for cooking She loves to cook for people She loves the kitchen She gives you tough love, she’ll tell you straight if you are doing something stupid She’ll nag you but she’ll also comfort you She’s my…

Down South

My Tuesdays are all about coffee and words. I get to sit down in my favorite coffee shop and have space for myself juggling on projects. I remember when I was in Brazil I also used to have this tradition, I would walk to Urbe a local cafe along Ave Paulista with a good friend of…

The Purple Cow

I developed a routine now, I walked every morning coming home from work. I am grateful to have witnessed every sunrise these past few weeks. I met new people. Today, while I was walking, a lot of things dawned on me. I realized that I am “home” for almost two months, everything is the same…

The Candy Story

I’d like to share with you the sweetness of life I’d like to tell you that there are a lot of colors in this dull world I’d hold your hand just in case you feel lost or scared I’d smile at you just in case I imagine we are at the beach laughing and telling…

Silence

  It was the first week of October I ordered a local brew in my favorite coffee shop I stared at a blank space reminiscing memories that we created together they say that its bitterness those laughter that we shared were something you fell into silence you walked away I tasted my french press coffee…