“Softie-Toughie”

Recently, my husband noted that in just one week we had heard stories that spun around mental health from our colleagues and friends. Mental health problem, along with it's awareness campaign, have been a controversial issue all over the world. And now, it is even more highlighted due to the ongoing home quarantine where people … Continue reading “Softie-Toughie”

Things I Ditch for a Simpler (or Just Plain “Tamad”) Lifestyle

With the recent nCOV outbreak happening globally and with positive cases increasing at an alarming rate, the government has decided to put us under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). A lot of establishments have closed and we are all advise to stay at home, and for some, work from home. Social distancing should be practiced and, … Continue reading Things I Ditch for a Simpler (or Just Plain “Tamad”) Lifestyle

Interpretive Reading – The Oratorical Speech: Tyranny of False Values by Gonzalo Gonzales

040714 I am the youth of the land. I am told that i am inconstant and frivolous. I am accused of being supercilious and cynical, that I do not have the right attitude. And since I do not have the right attitude, my leaders tell me that they do not know where this country is headed for, that … Continue reading Interpretive Reading – The Oratorical Speech: Tyranny of False Values by Gonzalo Gonzales

Interpretive Reading – Interpreting Poetry: The Congo by Vachel Lindsay

081914 Fat black bucks in a wine-barrel room, Barrel-house kings, with feet unstable, Sagged and reeled and pounded on the table, Pounded on the table, Beat an empty barrel with the handle of a broom, Hard as they were able, Boom, boom, BOOM, With a silk umbrella and the handle of a broom, Boomlay, boomlay, … Continue reading Interpretive Reading – Interpreting Poetry: The Congo by Vachel Lindsay

Interpretive Reading – The Monodrama#2: The Wicked Queen’s Lament (Author Unknown)

070114 I am so sick of being called the Wicked Queen! I am not wicked, I'm obsessive. There's a big difference. All I ever wanted was to be the fairest in the land. Maybe attempted homicide was a bit extreme, but that doesn't make me evil. Do you have any idea what it's like to … Continue reading Interpretive Reading – The Monodrama#2: The Wicked Queen’s Lament (Author Unknown)

Interpretive Reading – The Monodrama#1: The Step Sister Speaks Out (by Peg Kehret)

070114 It isn't easy being the ugly stepsister. Everybody always feels so sorry for poor little Cinderella, but what about me? I deserve a little sympathy, too. Does MY fairy godmother ever turn up with a magic wand? Does the prince ever dance with me at the ball? Not on your life. The best I … Continue reading Interpretive Reading – The Monodrama#1: The Step Sister Speaks Out (by Peg Kehret)