The Story of Us – Part 2: The Woman’s Point of View

The Story of Us – Part 2: The Woman’s Point of View

I am Sofia Frances C. Nagao and this is my story. I first met my husband when I was in first year high school. I was a transferee back then, but I had already heard of him. The year was 2006. I was looking at an elementary graduation yearbook, and as I was browsing...
The Story Of Us – Part 1: The Man’s Point of View

The Story Of Us – Part 1: The Man’s Point of View

By Jayson Nagao Marriage. It is a beautiful bond that unites a man and a woman. Some see marriage as a serious thing, while others think of it as just another label. Marriage brings out the best in us and the worst. Most of us dream about our marriage. We plan how...
Why True Beauty Doesn’t Even Try

Why True Beauty Doesn’t Even Try

TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEAUTY A music video splashes across the screen in psychedelic colors, throbbing with imposing basslines. The star dances like she’s the most attractive goddess on earth. I sit in the comfort of my bedroom, pondering how our culture finds this...
What Dog Collars Taught Me About God’s Love

What Dog Collars Taught Me About God’s Love

DOG LOVERS WILL UNDERSTAND THIS It’s hard not to love dogs. How can someone not love a bunch of warm, living stuffed “toys” you could hug all day?  What’s not to love about their goofy smiles, ecstatic tails, and unconditional love?   Their eyes focus on you and only...
Tao Rin Ang Anino

Tao Rin Ang Anino

“…at darating ang araw na s’ya rin ay mamumukadkad, sisilay sa nakakubling liwanag– titingala-maipipinta ang saya…magniningning at masasaksihan ng mundo ang sarili n’yang  ganda.” Kapirasong linya mula sa sulating pinaglipasan na ng panahon. Sa higit na 300...
The Princess & the Mud

The Princess & the Mud

“You’re so weird!” My classmate blurted at me. Her friend shushed her. “You’re so mean.”  The words didn’t stop my classmate from giggling. I stood before them with a plastic smile on my face. Play it cool, I told myself. My steps shuffled away from their snickers and...