Denmark, You Have My Heart

After four grueling plane rides, from Manila to Singapore, to Paris, to Copenhagen and finally to Billund, I found myself nibbling on some mushroom and blue cheese pizza in the garden of my dear Auntie Linda’s home in Kolding, Denmark, chatting with my family and playing with their dainty English Spaniel Bella, as if seven […]

Remembering Papa

It is around 9pm, way past my little girl bedtime on a summer day. I would jump around excitedly in bed, waiting for the three honks that could only mean one thing: that my parents are finally home from work. As they park their car in the garage, I try to make myself useful in their […]

Death and Taxes

  “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, circa 1789. This is why I am very anal about getting my payslip twice a month, as if to validate my sheer surrender. It just seems good practice to always compute the […]