Romance Fade, Does Love Fade?

Science tried to explain why romance between couples fade in time. While there are theories, none have been found to be conclusive. It is widely believed that when romance ends, love ends. Does love ever fade? Is love defined by romance, or should it be the other way around? Read the rest of this entry »


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A Little Sensitivity During Calamity

As part of my training for certification as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, I spent considerable time helping one of the candidates for Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. As far as his skills are concerned, he had no problem. However, the candidate came from a less fortunate family. Needless to say, he was not able to complete secondary school. His inadequate education background made it difficult for him to understand key concepts in physics and physiology. Read the rest of this entry »

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How I Explained the Word ‘Forever’ to My Kids

One day, I was trying to explain the word ‘forever’ to my children. They seemed to have understood and that was the end of it. As days and weeks passed by, when they misbehave, I would tell them that if they don’t behave, I would take a toy away and they won’t see it forever. It did work, at the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Do Take Advantage

I remember the days when Rinaldo was over a year old. As soon as he sees my face when I go into our bedroom at night, he starts crying. For him, seeing me means he stops playing and it’s time to sleep. I don’t recall a time when I allowed him to play some more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Venting or Sharing?

A few days ago, I made a post titled People Around Us. Blogger Nadirah Angail of Love… Explained left a comment and I quote, “I believe challenges and disappointments in life must be ‘storied’ in a way that is empowering.” That got me to thinking. What had I been doing lately? Each time I open my mouth, each time I post a new article, or each time I update my status on Facebook, am I venting or sharing? Read the rest of this entry »

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Like any usual school day two weeks ago, I was at the school to fetch my eldest son, Rinaldo. On the way to the exit gate, we bumped into his classmate. They said goodbyes to each other and I asked what his name was. Read the rest of this entry »

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True Friends

I remember those days when I was in primary school. My group of friends included more than twenty people. We see each other daily in school, and go our own ways during school breaks. Of more than twenty friends, some remain my good friends until today. I am proud to say that at the age of 43, I have good friends whom I have known for nearly 40 years! Read the rest of this entry »

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