Seamstresses made my clothes when I was young; now I can help produce clothes that I want and need
by Lucy Gomez - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
For as long as I can remember, I have been style-conscious, maybe because I come from a family of women who always dressed up.
Time to wake up
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
My love, wake up. I hear a herd of goats in our front yard.”
It’s hard to be an adult
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
I watched Beauty and the Beast and cried a small river of tears. No, truth be told, I was sobbing. The husband and the child were laughing at me, this grownup, crying helplessly over what was a happy ending no less....
On cleaning, pruning, letting go
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The only way, really, is for me to do it every day. Like a good diet, a healthy lifestyle, a marriage — this, too, is something best taken on regularly, in regular doses, a constant (and mindful) must-do.
Call me a happy witch
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - March 12, 2017 - 12:00am
On the countertop of my bathroom sink you will find a tray filled with items that rightfully belong in our kitchen pantry — a big fat jar of VCO, Himalayan pink salt, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, cayenne...
Yani and Ding
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Cookies. I think I need to go down to the kitchen and bake cookies.
On cleaning closets and happy memories
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Today, I cleaned out some closets. I found a big pouch in one corner — misty blue linen embroidered in pink with a line drawing of a bikini and personalized with my name. I had forgotten all about it. I peeked...
Many shades of wonderful
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
How blessed I am to be married to this man — sturdy and gentle and strong and reliable, who nurtures and encourages me to grow.
Sharon in Sharon No front acts, no introductions
by Leah C. Salterio - November 2, 2016 - 12:00am
When Sharon Cuneta mounted the stage at The Theatre of Solaire for her recent concert eponymously titled Sharon, it was the Megastar immediately seen onstage. No front acts, no introductions.
Let me tell you a little story
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - May 22, 2016 - 12:00am
I started a diary again this year.
The perfect Sunday
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - February 27, 2016 - 9:00am
Here comes Grace Park’s kwatros leches, feeling very much like a reward that day.  And it was just gorgeous — a thick fat slice of cake swimming in a white pool of cream.
A love affair with cookies
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - February 20, 2016 - 9:00am
Maybe after the last cookie is done, what I will eventually put inside the box will be the story it will one day tell.
What I’m thankful for
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - February 6, 2016 - 9:00am
It is February, and I should perhaps be writing about flowers and love letters and soft music.
Maybe I am getting old
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - January 30, 2016 - 9:00am
I stepped inside a bar/club/pub (whatever they call it now) twice over the past month (once was for a birthday celebration and the other for a spontaneous get-together) and both times there was loud, unfamiliar music...
Of forks and faith
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - January 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Lunch today is bulalo, steaming hot, the soup so savory and delicious, perfect with white rice. Yes, there has to be rice. Rice understands bulalo.
2016: What lessons will you teach me?
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - January 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Hello, 2016. What will you be like? Thus far you have been nice and gentle, like a slow easy stretch. In my gut I know you will be busy, but then aren’t all years that way in hindsight?
Secrets moms keep
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - December 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Mommy kept everything (truth be told, to this day she still does). Back then, as a child growing up in our house in Bonifacio St., Ormoc City, there was this one large white box that was a source of quiet joy for...
Don’t forget to have some eggnog and hot choco on the side
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
It can only be God.  Here I am on a rainy December day, surrounded by nice paper and ribbons and double-sided tape in our dining table, Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong singing to me from my music playlist,...
Once upon a Christmas village
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - November 28, 2015 - 9:00am
I loved setting up a Christmas village when I was yet single, and I married a man who loves it just as much. There is no space for it this year. But who knows?
A week that is gentle and full
by Lucy Torres-Gomez - November 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Today, I am captivated by the child I cradle in my arms. She is sleeping, and gently smiles a secret smile every now and then, as if someone is playing with her.
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