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Music and memories to make the heart young again

THE ROCES uncles Peping, Pipo, Marcos; the author;Marcos’
granddaughter Genevieve; nieces Ninit, Tina

As soon as I’m relieved of the two gift boxes of ensemadas by the maid, I find my way into younger cousin Tina’s air-conditioned living room. It was like stepping into a nursery where twin toddlers, exhausted from play perhaps, have dropped into a morning nap.

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 »

Newly married–and raring to start a family

EM, wearing amodern
Victorian-inspired lace
wedding gown by Veluz
Reyes, andMark during
their Catholic wedding
at the Church of St.
Teresa in Singapore

They have yet to discuss the number of kids they plan to have, but their priority as a newly married couple is to immediately start a family.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Wedding | Read More »

When the Nobel prize is a family affair

Nobel Prize

Since the creation of the Nobel prizes in 1901, six children have followed in the footsteps of their parents, becoming Nobel laureates themselves.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How I survived my parents’ separation


‘I know the only reason you’ve been staying is so your kids wouldn’t have to say they come from a broken home. But a broken home is better than seeing you fight all the time. If you can’t stand it anymore, leave,” I told my mother one day.   I was only 12 years old […]

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »