Writer, editor, and storyteller who reinvented herself and worked in the past 10 years in the media intelligence business, she's finally free to write and share her stories, fiction and non-fiction alike without constraints, to the world.
No Season for Selfish Love
SPRING is my favorite season. Being born in a country with only two - dry and rainy - it was pure delight to be transported at a young age in a country with four seasons.
When Creative Downtime Strikes
NOVELISTS, especially those who write serials, are not writing machines. They may be able to produce a novel one after another – think book contracts that specify deadline submissions! – but it does not mean that they are chained to their laptops writing away 24/7 until their novel is ready for self-editing.
My Rocket Scientist Friend
i NOT all our friends make us feel pretty special. But lucky me, I had one in the person of Brett (not his real name) who, because he was who he was, caused me to believe I was special as he befriended me.
Reasons Other Than Love
Marrying for love is ideal, Marrying to avoid dishonor - i.e. the girl gets pregnant and marrying “is the right thing to do” - might be ethical,
A Color-Blind Society Is My Happy Place
NEVER in my life have I shared my personal experiences in relation to that contentious R word, until now. The vexation I felt at the time, nonetheless, was transitory as my peace-loving nature was more tenacious.
The Mango Tree
When you plant a mango seedling, you may expect your first harvest of fruits in three to six years – provided, of course, that weather conditions are suitable for the tree. Between the time of planting and harvesting and nurturing the seedling into maturity, you can take pleasure in watching the growth progression of your mango tree. On its sixth year, you can rest and relax under the shade of its spreading canopy, and savor the sweetness of your first harvest.
The Englishman's Housekeeper (part 2)
THAT Philippine holiday pushed through but only after eighteen months. Dahlia was strongly urged by her sister to schedule her arrival for the inauguration and blessing of the Happy Kiddies School. As Dahlia had a share in its ownership, it would be good for her to be present. The opening of the kindergarten, as Aster stressed, would also be timed to coincide with the surprise birthday celebration of their aunt for her 60th.
The Englishman's Housekeeper (part 1)
IT would not be the first time for Jessamine Hill to have a stranger appear on her doorstep wishing to say hello and often, also requesting for an autograph. The stranger could be one individual or a small group of strangers, like how fans fancied seeing the person they admired in the flesh.