Happy Monday


Hi, everyone. How was your week?

Today is National Heroes Day in our little country.

A few friends and I spent the better half of this morning showing our support in Luneta for the Million People March.

Now, I don’t claim to fully understand the political workings of the Philippines, nor do I have the concrete solutions for our archipelago’s problems with corruption. But I really felt like I needed to be there. I wanted to put my signatures beside others, stand beside old and young, and show my support for the truth.

Bottom line, I want to leave my son with a Philippines that’s in better shape than it is today. I still believe in this country and I still believe in its people. Like someone once said: Heroes aren’t born, they’re made. And there’s a little one in each of us.

I hope you all feel the same way.

On a lighter note, here are my pick of things you may enjoy from around the web:

How to make a gorgeous top knot on days that you just can’t be bothered with your hair.

How to break a habit

22 food words you might be pronouncing wrong.

A brief history on catsup & ketchup.

25 manners every kid needs by age 9.

The best props for food photography.

50 life truths worth reading.

Why French kids eat everything. 

A peek at Miyazaki’s latest film: 

The very first issues of 19 different magazines.