Rays of Life

A work in progress.

Cheers to 2018!!!

It’s already the second day of the new year. I am looking forward to all the opportunities this year will bring not only to me but my whole family.

I am also praying hard that this year will bring in a million-fold of what I need in order to be financially free from everything that is burdening me in terms of money.

Cheers to a bountiful, blessed and amazing 2018!!!

Beautiful Christmas.

Before anything else, let me greet everyone who drops by here a Merry Christmas!!!


My goal every Christmas is for the whole family to be together. We do not do extravagant Christmases. We are happy with a simple spread of ham, pasta, chicken and whatever is available to be eaten on Christmas eve. A couple of photos taken to commemorate the celebrations and then opening of gifts.

I would love for the family to celebrate our next Christmas in a new house. A bigger house fit for two growing boys! I just love to have a bigger ground, backyard and lawn. My idea is for us to have our Noche Buena under the stars. And then there will be some singing and dancing and more gifts to be given.

For now, I am happy that we are all together to welcome the birth of Jesus. Dad, siblings, sister-in-law, nephews…

I hope that you are all with your love ones now ready to celebrate Christmas.

Merry Christmas and God bless everyone!


Sunshine through my windows…


It’s actually a bit raining today. A tropical depression just exited the country and the tail-end of it is still making places shower down rain. It’s okay, though. I don’t mind a bit of rain. I truly think that rainshowers is a blessing from above.

I just hope that it won’t rain as much as the other days. I would love to have more sunshine come in the house and warm us up.

Happy weekend!

During the tough times.

Read this line and it made me think…

Never forget who was there for you when no one else was.

I do believe in what others say that you will get to know the real color of the people around you when you are at the toughest times of your life. You will be able to tell you are real to you, who your true friends are.

How can I say such?

Experiencing it now! These are tough times for me because I am struggling financially. I am also at a period in my life when I need people to talk to. But those with whom I am close to? Definitely not around!

Makes me appreciate May more. She is the only friend I have who has always been there for me no matter what. She’s the only friend I can remember being there for me during the toughest times of my life.

I pray I have more Mays in my life. I do have M, J, K… Hoping they will stay true.

Trapped in a man’s body…

Corrina Isabelle

I was once friends with a woman who felt like she was trapped in a man’s body. She was a lesbian. She was one of the kindest persons I knew, a person who was always there when I needed someone to talk to. We used to live near each other and I could be found hanging out at her place. Her mother was one of the kindest souls in this planet, always showing a tough exterior, most of the time sounded like she wanted to scold us for being too noisy, but she was always concerned, always involved, always had a kind word or two to me.

Isabelle was always with Peach, an older girl who was her girlfriend. I used to think that Isabelle’s mom knew about her and Peach but the former allowed them to have sleepovers so who knew.

Back in the day, it was still frowned on to be gay or lesbian. It was not like now when members of the LGBTQ+ community are openly accepted by most everyone. Isabelle and I studied in a prestigious Catholic university so you can only imagine how the school was to them. But, I, along with six of our friends, accepted Isabelle for who she was.

We had a falling out, not due to conflicts or anything but distance. We just drifted apart. I saw her once at Ortigas. We were both working already then and she was so very different from the Isabelle that I knew. Still with a sweet smile, I believe still kind, but I felt the gap between us. It just wasn’t the same.

But I will remember Isabelle, the one trapped in a man’s body, one of my closest friends in college, with fondness.

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