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Anticipation. Expectation. Gone with a click?


Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with a song in your head? I don’t mean you wake up singing, but has it ever happened that there is a song you just can’t shake from the moment you wake up?

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

We love our family, warts and all


What is a dysfunctional family?

The textbook definition says: “It is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal.”

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Will you write about me?’


A few hours before catching my flight home from San Francisco, I found a message on Facebook from a long-lost friend. She asked if I was the same person who had lived in Hawaii Kai and moved to Concord.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

That warm and fuzzy feeling of home


Truly there is no place like it. Whatever they say about the United States, or any other country for that matter, it is only when you set foot on Philippine soil, sopping wet and flooded as it has been a bit too often lately, that you feel that warm and fuzzy feeling of home.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Motherhood–how does one do it?


Time spent at my daughter’s home in Florida has stirred memories when I was a working housewife in the United States and she was just a baby. As I watch her play her many roles and wear different hats, I am in awe of her stamina and dedication. I tell her: “You are like a juggler, keeping all the balls up in the air and not dropping a single one. How do you do it?”

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »