Life is wonderful

It has been a wonderful life and I’m grateful to God for all the blessings I’m fortunate to enjoy all these years. I would like to share the wonderful discovery of healthy living with my readers.  Since February 2017, I have decided to eliminate sugar and reduce carbohydrates intake in my diet.  In the first…

Nature provides…

As I was looking at fresh vegetables at All Fresh, my favorite fruit store in Jakarta, I overheard two women talking about their health issues. My curiosity was piqued by what one of them was saying, “It’s a good thing you told me so I don’t have to buy that —- which costs a lot.”…

A life for others is the way to happiness

I started writing this article a year ago, and planned to upload this article to commemorate the birthday of my grandfather, Dr. Apolonio Samson Baytion, who was born on 24 April 1898.

Mitigating the Risk of the Spread of COVID-19 with Local Spices & VCO

We are not powerless in facing COVID-19. We can boost our immune system by incorporating local spices and virgin coconut oil in our diet; reduce intake of carbohydrates and sugar; eat healthy food and be physically active; get positive vibes from our loving family and friends; enjoy our work and get enough sleep; and most of all be happy by worrying less.

‘Tis the Season of HOPE & JOY

Carolyn: Christmas came early to Joy with her 55th Surprise Birthday Celebration by SMA Batch ‘81 Joy: It was a great surprise birthday celebration.  I feel the love from all of you. The joy is overflowing… hehehe my knees were shaking for a while, Car.  Johnson was persistent in asking me what my plans were for…

How do you live your life to the fullest – Part IV

There is no such thing as too late when it comes to taking care of yourself! Lessons from Ma. Rita Joy Pastor Rubillos in PICTURES   Cooking and eating healthy food   Having lunch out with good company – classmates, family, and Grail friends Doing good – Visiting parents of our classmates and serving as Godparents…

How do you live your life to the fullest? Part III

June 23, 2019 It’s been weeks now that Joy and I have been emailing each other. She also sent me two poems which surprised me because I never thought of Joy as being poetic. When I asked her why she wrote the first poem, she told me that that day she woke up crying; she…

How do you live your life to the fullest?

“How do you live your life to the fullest?” A profound question was thrown to me by my childhood friend and “adopted sister”, elementary and high school classmate, Grail mate, and confidante. Joy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and underwent chemotherapy. She got well and continued with her work as the Secretary to…

Are you healthier just because you’re married?

What do writers give their significant others on their wedding anniversary? If you wondered, “An article?” then yes, you are right! And this is one such article. My husband and I got married 26 years ago after going steady for two years. Our story is nothing extraordinary. What makes it “remarkable”, in my opinion, is…