Peace Amidst Chaos

Perhaps one of the hardest thing to do is to cheer up and hide one’s agony  amidst life’s chaos. Sometimes, no matter how much you wanted to look strong on the surface, life’s series of hard knocks would still wear you out and eventually, would break all your defenses down. But with Jesus inside me,…

The Three Little Pigs in the World of Romance

PRELUDE: Once upon a time, there were three little pigs and the time came for them to leave home and be on their own. Before they left, their mother told them, “Whatever you do , do it the best that you can because that’s the way to get along in the world.” The first little…

On Writing; A personal thought

What refrains a person from getting into writing? What will draw one to get into the habit?

Some writers write to earn a living. Some write as a hobby while some write to express their inner self. Generally, writing is something not many people enjoy doing for it could be bothersome as you need to exert much efforts into it than in reading books or watching movies. It could also be a talent or skill not many people believe they have, thus, refraining them to get into the habit of writing.

English in Today’s Fast-Changing World

“I believe that learning English is not just a trend that you should follow but a skill you should learn to keep pace and to survive with the changing world.”

Embracing Change

Why do people desire changes in their lives but resist them at the same time? Why is it hard to fully embrace change? We all establish a certain routine. Perhaps having a routine life seems ideal. You can go on with each day without having to think about hassles and unexpected things. Yet, there would…


The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. –  Martha Washington Happiness is a choice. No matter what circumstances we are in, if we have the right disposition and mindset, it will never hinder us from experiencing and achieving happiness. It’s true that it’s hard for many to keep a…

100 Moments of Happiness

Every time we start our Critical Writing and Intensive Grammar (CWIG) class at the American Institute for English Proficiency, Chris Delacruz, our Specialist and Co-owner of AIEP, would ask a question. Today, he asked about what we are going to do on the weekend which led our discussion to ‘happiness.’ “Do you want to be…

The Greatest Gift a Dad Can Give His Daughter

My father never had a real home as a child. His mother died when he was five, his father never remarried, and by the time he was eight he had lived in three different countries. Perhaps that’s why he liked building things so much: His cre­ations gave off a feeling of permanence. “A doctor makes…

Interesting Meanings of My Name

FLERIDA Origin: Spanish Sex: Female Unisex Name? No Meaning: Historical meaning unknown Soul Urge: People with the name Flerida have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated. Expression: People with the name Flerida tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities….


en·cour·age·ment [ in kúr ijmənt ] ~noun ~something that encourages: somebody who or something that gives somebody hope, confidence, or courage   A word, words or an act of encouragement can make a difference to someone’s life. Instead of being the reason for someone’s downfall, be the wings to help someone fly and even soar high.

Movie Time: Starting Over Again

Movie Title: Starting Over Again Lead Characters: Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy Director: Olivia Lamasan