Pinoy Love

I was in the US for close to 3 months just recently and since most of it was spent in the city I absolutely adore, New York City, I didn’t really want to go home. Skype took care of keeping in close touch my loved ones. And in New York, I lived with friends so…

The Endlessly Excluded

There is something that causes me deep pain and it is this. I’ve had Nancy work with me, in my household, for something like 18 years now. Really and truly, in my mind, heart and soul, she is no different from me or my closest friends or even Mick Jagger whom I adore. My children…

Death at the Lower East Side

My close to 3-month-vacation was ending and I was in a state of panic. I had fallen headstrong in love with New York and the fact that I had been given a generous amount of time with her–not the usual one week vacation given most mortals–didn’t ease my panic. In fact, it heightened it because…

Girlfriend Goodbye

Ending relationships that no longer served me in any good way has always been a skill of mine. Where others would agonize over emotional vampires, I had already not just packed up my toothbrush but was a good number of miles out the door, singing ‘Hit the road, Jack’. Not that I cartwheeled out the…