‘Mama, why did you cut off your bird?” asked my 5-year-old Jack. After the laughter died down and an age-appropriate explanation for why I didn’t have a penis was given, I realized it was time to educate my son beyond the cutesy names for body parts.
In the summer of 2016, fashion designer Patty Ang turned 24 years old. She also shot to international fame when actress Andi Eigenmann landed on Vanity Fair’s best-dressed list sporting Patty’s pristine white jumpsuit with a flowing, floor-length cape at the recent Cannes Film Festival.
MY dentist, Jun Nava, always enjoys recounting his experiences in caring for my teeth when I was a child. Back then, there were no special pediatric dental clinics, and I always went to my parents’ dentist.
They say death or bad news comes in threes. Lately I’ve been inclined to believe this, as there have been too many untoward incidents occurring in the country. Sometimes I wonder if there has always been this much violence and death around us—or has respect for life and humanity reached a new record low?