Imperfect Love

My father was the typical man of his generation who left the parenting to my mother. Someone I only saw in shadows, flitting in and out of my young life. Someone who, once in a while, gave me a glass of water in the middle of night  or teased me about my missing 2 front…

Biking Around Ayutthaya

Went biking around Ayutthaya yesterday with my son– gawking at temple ruins that have been declared a UNESCO Heritage site. And drinking milk tea. Of course. Nowhere do I feel time marching on more than when I travel with my children. Where before I was the one they followed around, now it is I (and…

This Battle We Fight

Dearest Bem, You chose as your favorite photo of me and the President a most memorable photo indeed. This was taken October 2015 in the President’s favorite carinderia in Davao City—when he hadn’t thrown in his hat in the presidential ring. I was with my pops who wanted to say hi to the mayor and…