100 Days of Real

A few weeks ago, the #100happydays hashtag started floating around on my feed. Have you heard about it? For one hundred days straight, participants are challenged to post photos of whatever made them happy that day — their kids,  new…

How To Deal When You're Out Of Sync

Ever have one of those moments where things just seem off? You’re in the slowest moving line at the grocery. The waiter gets your order wrong. When you go for a walk, it starts to rain. There are times when…

39 Life Lessons I Hope To Save You From Learning The Hard Way

Entering the last year of your 30s makes you a little more introspective than usual. Thirty-nine is half a lifetime, if you’re lucky.  When I was younger, I thought I’d have pretty much all the answers to life’s questions by…

Surviving Christmas

I thought I would be in shivering in foggy San Francisco, missing Manila’s warm and over-the-top Christmas. I thought I would be dealing with culture shock and battling homesickness, but at least I would be snug in my happy little…