Becoming the Fearless Radical Optimist

They say I am fearless but crazy.  They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...

The Moment I Fell In Love

In the past, I have always confused love with attachment. I was always seeking something in return from my object of desire. I needed constant affirmations from the person I adored. In fact, I was running on empty and was searching to be filled up from someone else. I did not realise that attachment is more about fear and dependency. Attachment is more about self-preservation and self-gratification. This was why most relationships fall apart. People feed off on one another, instead of nurturing each other.


It all began when a dear Singaporean friend told me about a man with white hair who builds houses for the poor and is turning every slum in the Philippines into a middle class community, and that his NGO is the only platform that unites the rich and the poor, competing brands and businesses, and even rival politicians.

Fearless Filipinas Rising

  Heroes come in many forms. They arise in dire situations, and during states of emergency or crisis. In the case of Philippines, heroes are made. Because natural disasters have tested their resilience and endurance, time and time again. Yet, they have not given up. So, let's do our own small parts in helping them in their time of ...

Personal Christmas Message for 2012

Over the past few years, I have literally dropped out of the social and professional radar. Those who knew me thought that they had lost me, and those who were with me thought I had abandoned them. In every situation, there was no pleasing everyone. Disappointments were rife, and each dispensed their own judgement on me. ...

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