Paulynn Sicam
Paulynn Sicam
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The promise of Kefir
by Paulynn Sicam - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I first heard about kefir from a friend in California who takes only healthy organic vegetarian, non-dairy foods.
Getting There
by Paulynn Sicam - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A new dawn, a new year. It isn’t our choice when or how to leave this earth.
Christmas at home
by Paulynn Sicam - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
This is my first Christmas at home in six years.
Surviving December
by Paulynn Sicam - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Somehow, things do fall into place. I will survive this. Deadlines will be met or extended, the presents will be found, wrapped and delivered, the nativity scene will be unpacked and enshrined in our new home.
A novel without a plot
by Paulynn Sicam - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Last September, Adarna House launched Inside Daniel’s Head, a brave new book written by Joji Reynes-Santos, a special education teacher and teacher trainer who, for the past 26 years, has worked with persons...
A good place to start
by Paulynn Sicam - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
At a lovely lunch with an old friend, he recalled a dear departed common friend who said, “Every person starts out by wanting to do good.”
A wickedly hilarious (and patriotic) legacy
by Paulynn Sicam - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
When our father’s 100th birth anniversary came around in 2015, my siblings and I wondered what we could do to honor his memory.
Street activism: A survival guide for seniors
by Paulynn Sicam - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Time was, when I was young, sprightly and full of passion to join whatever activity needed my support, be they planning meetings or marches in the streets.
My kind of holiday
by Paulynn Sicam - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
I’m ending a short vacation in Sydney and I’m starting to realize that three weeks is not enough to shake off the aggravation of living in the Philippines in this day and age.
Of libraries, in the age of the Internet
by Paulynn Sicam - October 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I read on Facebook last week about the Cebu City library that is open 24/7.
Jesus talking in Taglish? Yes, In a Bible written for millennials
by Paulynn Sicam - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Have you tried having a conversation with a millennial?
How do we pray?
by Paulynn Sicam - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
While waiting for super typhoon Ompong to hit Luzon last week, I was relieved to know that Metro Manila would be spared the worst of its onslaught.
Oh, mother, where art thou?
by Paulynn Sicam - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
On Sept. 6, around 15 years ago, I was walking with a friend from my office to a nearby Starbucks when I was hounded by two black butterflies.
A Man of Peace
by Paulynn Sicam - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
On Friday, Aug. 31, Ambassador Howard Q. Dee will be conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
When seniors go malling
by Paulynn Sicam - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Go to any mall during off-hours and you will find groups of retired seniors doing their thing together.
Confessions of a fan girl
by Paulynn Sicam - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
At the launch of Marites Vitug’s remarkable book, Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China the other week, I was in fan girl mode in the presence of real-life heroes, acting Chief...
Never say die!
by Paulynn Sicam - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The invitation came months early.
Batang Cubao
by Paulynn Sicam - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I had to go to Cubao last week for some bloodwork at my HMO, and what a discovery it was.
In God’s time
by Paulynn Sicam - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Among my generation who are “in the zone,” the question of how we wish or hope to die is high On our list of concerns.
From sunset to sunrise
by Paulynn Sicam - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
I’ve always had this thing about sunsets.
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