“Biyaya!” The little boy cried out loud as he hurried along Dr. Basa St. to invite his friends. It was around 9 o’clock in the morning when we ventured around Manila to distribute some Christmas goodies to the homeless. We prepared packs of daily essentials and food. We were more than ready to spread the love!
With the holidays rolling in, gift shopping can quickly go from fun and exciting to stressful and energy draining. You have to consider many things – your recipients’ taste, the availability, the price – it can all be a little overwhelming. So, we’re here to give you some advice: for when you’re racking your brain for ideas, try to give meaningful and purposeful gifts.
Driving in Metro Manila is no picnic. It gets hard (Read: real hard), especially with the hectic rush hours, the long stoplights, motorists who cut in front of you, and plenty of road rage.
I know you woke up this morning not wanting to get up from bed. That heavy feeling in your gut is still there – and it has been for quite a long time. You finally stood up and looked at yourself in the mirror, and I know you felt like you wanted to like yourself. Another zit just popped up, your hair is in a tangled mess, your laugh lines seem more prominent, and the numbers on the scale are upsetting you even more.