Self-love and liking yourself more

Our minds have been trained to believe that our successes will be based on how much we are liked and loved by the people around us, that we should be receivers of all the available love in this world, thanks to the “tele-serye” romantic movies and TV shows which we were exposed to during our teenage years. But it occurred to me a few months … Continue reading Self-love and liking yourself more

Anti-Fencing Law, activation lock, and how I got my stolen phone back

Flashback. December 13, 2014. I fell victim to a pickpocket in a bar in Bonifacio Global City last month while my friends and I were celebrating our victorious return from Mt. Apo. We already had a few drinks when we decided to bring the fun out. The bar was jam-packed and we found ourselves squeezing our way inside. A few minutes later, the bouncer called … Continue reading Anti-Fencing Law, activation lock, and how I got my stolen phone back

Forced to return to Manila and going nowhere

When the captain of flight 5J639 bound for Puerto Princesa in Palawan announced that the plane had to do a “missed approach,” a term in the aviation parlance for “go-around” to avoid a weather disturbance, I clasped my hands in a prayer. When he said it was returning to Manila, I could already taste fear in my mouth. Whaaaat did I just hear? I began … Continue reading Forced to return to Manila and going nowhere