How I Got Rid of My Yaya from Hell

Even before I started reading Nancy Drew Mysteries, I knew that early on I already had the makings of a young detective. At the age of five, I had a yaya named Petra (not her real name) whom my mommy trusted very much. Petra was small and smart, very wiry and moved around the house…

Full Circle

Full circle. That’s what it felt like this morning.Thirty years ago, when we brought this baby home from the hospital, I took one look at her and thought to myself, “How can I leave this baby at home?” Right then and there I began to write my letter of resignation and faxed it to the…

The Intentional Traveler

  Had a great time bonding and sharing stories with other women travelers at The Intentional Traveler workshop of my friend Tessa who blogs over at Viajera Filipina.  Picked up a lot of new ideas from my PDI colleague and good friend Pam Pastor who blogs over at  I spoke about how travel refreshes the soul,…