* This is an excerpt from a previous blog dated March 30, 2012. Thought it especially relevant now, on this 2nd year in a lockdown, and international travel seems like a faraway dream. How these sentiments resonate with me now on entirely different level. Looking Out I always make it a point to look out the window when the plane begins its descent. Though I usually sleep most of the way, my body wakes when it feels the subtle plunging of the aircraft. To the dismay of the people beside me, I try to peer out the window even if […]
The most frequent question I hear from friends and clients is: “How do I know if my child’s speech and language development is delayed?” First, let me start with the simple answer: you need to watch out for their developmental milestones. So, to help you out, here is a quick guide for communication skills to watch out for during the most critical first 3 years of life. If you notice any of these missing, get in touch with your paediatrician. Also, inquire about the need for developmental screening. For the not so simple answer, consider a speech and language assessment […]
There are so many claims as to what are good for our voices, and what are not. On my channel, I help weed through the facts and the bogus "tips". Free downloadable fact sheets are available here for your reference.
It’s week 6 of this lock down, but the days I’ve been counting more zealously were those at “Home” with Adriene. I had started her 30-day yoga journey on March 21st, a week after the announcement of the community quarantine. I was hooked from day 1, and looked forward to waking each day just to practice. Every day had a special intention, and I was always pleasantly surprised at how they were exactly what I needed in those moments. There was a weekend when I put off Adriene‘s class to attend some live sessions by Global Mala Manila‘s Yoga Festival; […]
The actual tagline of the concert was Love is Our Song, but my title is what last night actually meant to me. Despite the somber beginnings of this homecoming concert (the idea spurred by a death in our ranks), it became a memorable gathering for 130 or so alumni from all over the world. 58 Years of Music My favorite moment of the night came as early as the invocation, when it felt like the entire Bahay ng Alumni was singing The Majesty and Glory of His Name. I was so moved by the moment, so thankful to share this […]