I won’t be part of the brain drain (February 1, 2007, 0) - It’ll be easy for me to establish myself abroad. I have to keep my
ties to the Philippines strong. If I wait until I’m rich, my reasons
for caring won’t be as vivid. I might forget why I love my country
despite the smog, the traffic, the scandals. I’ll make sure I
remember. I’ll keep an eye out for
Ten years hence (July 17, 2006, 0) - Didith Rodrigo handled some of the classes of the Introduction to Ateneo Culture and Tradition – a frosh orientation thing in my undergrad university. Here’s what she blogged:
One of the activities we ask them to undertake is to envision themselves ten years hence and then plot a course to reach that vision. I read through
Family first (May 16, 2007, 0) - A family matter requires me to fly home. It’s never too early to
practice following my priorities.
When we decide that we want something, we move quickly. My flight has
been booked for this Sunday (the 20th), and I will probably be in the
Philippines for two weeks.
I’ve sent regrets to Mark Evans about not being able to hold
Batik and ethnic clothes (July 26, 2006, 0) -
I love wearing ethnic clothes. Traditional outfits are hip enough to
pass off as casual but dignified enough to go formal, possible with a
little creative re-pinning. I love wearing batik-dyed or embroidered
malongs, the simple tubular skirts that can be turned into dresses and
sashes and sleeping bags depending on need. I love wearing my
butterfly-sleeved terno and wish
Lessons learned: August 1 – August 7 (August 9, 2005, 0) -
People like Tita Sol, her family and friends inspire me. It’s so
nice to hear people refer to the Philippines as home…
I can make friends with Canadians, too!
Home economics is an important subject. Good
thing there are books on how to keep ouse!
If you can cook chicken adobo, you can survive.