One Day

Busy. If busy is not the most used word, what do you think would it be? Suppose that you are only given just one more day to live – what would you do? I think it would make a big difference if we were given the chance to know this in advance. The problem is,…

How Much Is Enough?

Nine days ago marked my 10th year working as a housekeeper. Eleven years actually – if we count my first year working as a temporary. If you would’ve asked me 11 years ago if I knew that I would last this long here, my answer would probably be a no. When I started working as…

Just A David Amongst The Goliaths

While looking at my Instagram feed last night, I was slapped with the truth. I’m just a David finding my way in a field full of Goliaths. This is how I find myself amongst a group of known and published authors. My inner self, asked me. Charina, are you sure about this? An unknown writer,…

If The Shoe Fits

Which shoes you wear the best? I don’t know about you, I wear a lot of shoes that sometimes I don’t know which fits me the best. During the day, I wear the shoes of a housekeeper. When I wear this shoes, there are times that I feel invisible. But it’s not always like that….

What’s In A Crossroad?

Growing up in a small town in the Philippines, I grew up as a school-home-school kid. I seldom go out or socialize. If ever I do, it will be with a small group of cousins. This same pattern went on until I was in college and I would say up to now. My life revolves…

What’s in a Boots?

Last July 4, we went to Meredith College for Parent’s Day at the Governor’s School that my daughter is participating in. We were invited to attend one of her class (Memoir) and to say that I fell in love was an understatement! There, we were asked to write a story from suggested topics like: Weird…

Born For A Purpose

Dear me, It’s Sunday but I opted to stay home today due to not feeling well. I thought I’d write you a letter. Who would have thought that you, the shy-introverted girl would be living 10,000 miles away from home?…… Excerpt from A Letter to my Younger Self; Finding God in the Ordinary Embracing a…

The Cleaning Blogger

I think I am not afraid of the truth, I am more afraid of what the truth might bring… I don’t know what made me excited to come up with this name, the fact that it suits me perfectly or me having the courage to talk about it. You see, back in 2008, right after…

{Just Be Kind}

“I don’t understand why it is easier for people to point out “what they think is wrong with others… The other day, I saw a video from a fellow blogger about her being called “an old hag” due to her premature gray hair. Well, it got me. Not really for her gray hair (I have…

Mending Fences

“I’d like to mend fences with you. Not because you are right and I am wrong. Nor because I am weak and you are strong…. Mending fences….such an easy thing to say but why is it so hard to do…? So, how do we mend fences? Who should go first? Is there ever such a…