On Marriage and Music

My husband and I are musicians. I play violin and he plays viola. He plays with the national orchestra, while I play freelance. Since quarantine began, we’d occasionally have time to record videos of us playing together. Truthfully, with a young child to take care of, scheduling such projects is no easy feat. But forContinue reading “On Marriage and Music”

Exercise, Take 2

Last year, I posted about our desire to lead a less sedentary lifestyle. Well, we did our daily brisk walking for a few months, but we weren’t able to stay consistent once the holiday rush kicked in, because we started getting more work then. This year, the pandemic struck, and we became even more sedentaryContinue reading “Exercise, Take 2”

Sex Myths People Need to Ditch

Recently, I came across an article on teenage moms in the Philippines. It showed just how lacking our country is in providing proper sex education, especially among lower income households. It made me think about my own experience discovering sex, and I realized that even if I grew up relatively well off, there were stillContinue reading “Sex Myths People Need to Ditch”

The Master Luthier

written in memory of Sir Amador Tamayo A trip to the luthier was alwaysa whole day affairYou never rushed talkYou never rushed art You told many storiesfunny, bare, earthyas the green expansethat cradled the workshop Nature, light banterPerhaps through the chatteryour ears were expertly probingIs this playerMellow and deepSprightly and brightHow does one marryflesh andContinue reading “The Master Luthier”