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The flu

I don't pretend to know everything about global recession and failing economies. I don't know exactly why something happening in Thailand, hundreds of miles away, should mean that I have to pay more for my Planters Cheese Curls.
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List before you leap

It’s so much easier to think of getting hitched as just another item to check off on my to-do’s, because actually committing to someone for the rest of my life is absolutely daunting.
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`Sayang’

Four years ago, I listed some things I should accomplish before I graduated from the University of the Philippines. Among them were to see the Oblation Run, the Lantern Parade, the University Fair, a UAAP game and, of course, a fraternity rumble.
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Dyes, dads, daughters

I am five years old and elected president of my grade-one class. My best friend, who is petite and fair and soft-spoken, is elected muse. I do not yet comprehend why this is painful, but when class ends, I run crying to my father anyway.