the ugly writers

I Am Patriotism

The spirit of volunteerism is what makes me proud to be a Filipino at this time. Time and again, we are put to test through crisis and calamity; we pick up the pieces together and stand up as one.
the ugly writers

Noticer

It is true. I am a noticer. The one that notices more than I sometimes care to admit. I notice when a smile doesn't quite reach someone's eyes. I notice when a smile is shared only because one was offered. I notice when someone lets go first when I hug them.
the ugly writers

Head before Heart

Sometimes, the hardest part of being a parent is reminding kids that we love them but we don’t like what we see. Sometimes, our disappointment in them can be depressing. Like young adults, parents can go into depression from being misunderstood and mistook as for granted.