Büm D. Tenorio Jr.
Büm D. Tenorio Jr.
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A letter to my 50-year-old self
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - November 26, 2021 - 12:00am
You’re a survivor. In the course of your 50 years, you have experienced how to fall apart and how to survive. In between falling apart and surviving are lessons.
A spark of hope and joy
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Christmas, with or without the pandemic, is still the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the season of hope. It’s the time kindness is spread like confetti. It sparks happiness.
Cream of the crop
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
That success is sweet is not a trite expression. Richie Cuna, fearless and fierce, faced the pandemic head-on and ventured into some sweet concoctions of milk tea.
A biker’s diary
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
I grow introspective whenever I ride my bike. It is the moment when I am in deep faith, so that I prefer to bike alone most of the time.
An island lover named Julia
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - October 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Julia Lervik, a Swedish national, came to Boracay island 31 years ago, fell in love with it in a heartbeat, and decided to stay.
Candida’s ‘hamonado’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am
On the feast day of St. Raphael the Archangel last Sept. 29, Gulod, which would have been in a frenzy on this day, pre-pandemic, was quiet.
How do you shake off the pandemic blues?
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - September 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The pandemic, because it is multifaceted, also devastates mental health. When you wake up every day to different kinds of losses lost lives, lost jobs, lost opportunities your mental health is challenged, too.
‘Do not stay afraid’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 27, 2021 - 12:00am
We had a scare over the weekend when Nanay had a fever.id’
Grateful heARTS
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 20, 2021 - 12:00am
In the time of the pandemic, one’s creativity becomes one’s life vest.
Returning a favor to St. Polycarp
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 13, 2021 - 12:00am
To have faith is to see the handiwork of the unseen God. Faith is the force that says “Go!” even if all you see is a mist, or worse, only darkness.
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Hidilyn Diaz, at 30 years old, is a golden girl.
Untemplated: Our Future, Now
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s time to refresh that active idealism in us again to harness everything for the common good of the people and the country.
Ode to Josefa, my ‘stepmother,’ the neighborhood hairdresser
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
‘Imagine the world without friends,’ he once told me in the vernacular. ‘It would be a lonely world.’
God resides in Reposo
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Out of the ordinariness of the day, something extraordinary happens when I bike.
The art of reselling: For goodness’ cake!
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Ever heard that resilience tastes sweet? Here’s how.
Daddy’s little girl
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Remedios Salud Tesoro Guerrero, “Reesa” to her friends, knows she will always be her Daddy’s little girl.
My two brothers, one fully jabbed, got COVID
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
COVID-19, even if it is mild, is a cause for alarm. But like all challenges, a silver lining looms and the prospect to hope for better days is real.
Batchoy for Mother’s Day
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
She refused to be spoiled on Mother’s Day so last Sunday went by as usual. Instead of her children pampering her, Nanay indulged us with her kitchen wizardry, her language of love.
To love the kitchen
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Love, in all forms, is an ingredient for success. Love for life. Love for self. Love for one’s beloved.
Make room for happy spaces
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Every adversity is a great teacher. This pandemic is a global classroom where people who sink learn to swim.
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