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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 »

Beside them, but not in their way


I arrived here on a Sunday and traffic was light, even at the airport. We had blue skies with patchy clouds, much like I loved seeing in Hawaii. Ah, but my Hawaii is fairer by far.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

I hate goodbyes

Conchita C. Razon

Today is my last day in Atlanta. I look forward to my next stop, but with a heavy heart, as I leave my sister behind. This time she has decided not to come to Manila with me, as she has in the past. She retired last year. Or so she thought. But I can see that she has never been busier. I know this is good for her. But I am sad.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Death–what, me worry?


An e-mail from a friend in Manila made me pause and deliberate on a matter that to her was urgent and of grave importance. I imagine that the recent spate of writings about depression got her started on a fresh and new worry, a never-before-seen wrinkle if you will, in the otherwise peaceful and smooth run of events in her life as a senior.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The night I got a kiss from Robin Williams

Conchita C. Razon

He laughed and said: ‘We scared you, didn’t we?’ Before I could answer, he planted a kiss on my forehead and resumed his hop, skip and dance away from me. I yelled, ‘Bye, Mork!’

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »