If Emotions Were My Friends

The six basic human emotions are: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, fear. Now, if these emotions were my friends, they would be personified as thus— … Happiness would be a guy—effervescent, charming, Golden Boy. Now this boy, I love having around (as does everyone else). But Happiness is not the type who likes to stay […]

Transition Diaries Entry #1028: New Chapter

It is time to turn the page. Today, I started work with an organization helping children who have been neglected, abandoned, physically/sexually abused, living in the streets, or subjected to child labor, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. I am tasked to help manage the psychological care for these kids, who currently number to a […]

Warrior, Ruler, Caregiver, Creator, Sage: The PH Presidentiables as Archetypes

… The upcoming May 2016 Philippine Presidential Election has been causing quite the ruckus: back-and-forth mudslinging among the presidential candidates, minute-by-minute election-related stories from the mass media, and most entertaining of all, word wars among the presidentiables’ supporters in social media. Add to that a plethora of reports, interviews and articles about each candidate’s credentials […]

When Others Succeed: Envy and Other Taboo Attitudes

We’ve all got this one friend. The one who seems to have gotten it all figured out. The one who’s got life down pat, who succeeds at just about every endeavor he pursues, who goes from Point A to Point B of his perfectly planned life without so much as ruffling his collar. The one […]