Book Review: Bridging the Gap, A Short History of Migration to Canada

I purchased the book during the Filipino Festival last June 2017 here in Edmonton. The book is sold by donation and I was so relieved having a decent amount of spare cash to pay for the book what I would estimate as it selling price. The setting of the story is about a Filipino teenager … More Book Review: Bridging the Gap, A Short History of Migration to Canada

Who Would I Have Saved, if I Could? The ‘What If’s’ After a Tragedy

Who would I have saved, if I could? This question has lingered in my mind in various frequencies throughout the years. The wild imagination of a child is just the perfect catalyst for this question, as the reality of the death of my parents and sister sunk in, as the cloud of hazed confusion sets … More Who Would I Have Saved, if I Could? The ‘What If’s’ After a Tragedy

Iceland Trip Reflections: There’s no one way to speak English

It’s funny that it took traveling to another country for me to realize this. This is another post reflecting on the trip to Iceland in May 2018. For some time now, I somehow felt a little more self-conscious with how I speak English. The voice dictate feature of my computer or phone, whenever it does … More Iceland Trip Reflections: There’s no one way to speak English

Iceland Trip Reflections: Human’s Impact on Everything

For the past couple of weeks, I have been sharing very brief and broadly positive responses to the question “how was your trip in Iceland?” My response tends to focus on the weather, how planning in advance made things go smoothly, how we got along pretty well overall as a group, and the overall impression … More Iceland Trip Reflections: Human’s Impact on Everything

Art Post – June 2018

It is really interesting what ends up being focused in our frame of reference. Whether it is a word or a thought, an item, or a moment in time that is worth capturing. It’s funny that sometimes, the beauty is on the frame, how it is a valuable foundation or support.    

Sports Bras for Daily Wear – The Quest for Comfortable Clothing for Women

Since puberty happened, dealing with these less-than-comfortable things called bras has been a literal pain. Growing up with limited financial means, a lot of my clothes came from hand-me-downs, specifically clothing from a generation ago (my mom and aunts from their youth). They are fairly decent for going to church and for Wednesdays in school … More Sports Bras for Daily Wear – The Quest for Comfortable Clothing for Women