Graduation Ceremony Survival Tips

On Saturday our family is attending the college graduation of our second son, Jose Enrique Fres Fausto, who will be receiving his diploma from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Management Engineering (ME). ME is a much coveted course at ADMU because it’s a rather tough course that requires a lot of Math subjects with a higher QPI (Qualitative Point Index, similar to GPA) requirement. And that’s why after his third year…

The Seasons in a Woman’s Life

In celebration of Women’s Month I wish to tackle the importance of being aware of the seasons in a woman’s life.

In a recent interview, I was asked, “How do you manage to be successful in the important aspects of your life?” I am nowhere near the top 10 women in the field of so and so, but yes I do consider myself successful…

Parenting Academy

The first Parenting Academy by MLAC Psychological Services, Inc. is happening on February 7, 2015 at the Henry Sy Auditorium of the St. Luke’s Hospital Global City. This is a whole day affair that starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30pm. MLAC is headed by our foremost child psychologist Dr. Honey Carandang.

I still remember my encounter with Dr. Honey…

Who’s Paying for the Wedding? (I ❤ Weddings Series #1)

n some countries, the father of the bride pays for the wedding. That’s the theme of a movie with the same title, which somehow popularized the use of wedding coordinators in the 1990s. Incidentally, the original 1950s movie had Elizabeth Taylor as the daughter. Somehow, the financial burden is on the family of the bride. In some cultures the family of the bride still pays for the dowry.

Do you know that among Saint Nicolas’ acts of generosity and Christmas traditions such as putting socks by the fireplace and fantasy stories about Santa Claus passing through the chimney…