All will be beautiful again
by Lucy Gomez - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
How absolutely liberating to know that we can really live with so little!
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.
Richard and Juliana: Two peas in a pod
June 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
On weekends he will come straight from the airport into the car and enter our bedroom door, hair tousled, strong and sturdy and always oh-so-handsome.
‘You okay, Mama?’
May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
I am endlessly thankful, too, for days like today when being a mother, and having a child like my Juliana, feels like the only thing right in a day (half) full of woes.  
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.
Hello, December
December 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Every day in December, I want to remind myself of the good things — the gift of family and friends, life’s many blessings and surprises, the bundle of joy that is my daughter and all her funny thoughts,...
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.
What am I grateful for?
September 25, 2016 - 12:00am
My husband and daughter chuckle and think I’m a pseudo-voodoo queen, with all my potions for this and that. But boy, do they look to me when they need something!
What are your simple joys?
September 11, 2016 - 12:00am
I think of the unexpected surprise of something wonderful hiding behind less sparkly surfaces. It has taught me to give most things a chance.
A pretty trashcan
August 28, 2016 - 12:00am
My Tita Liclic and I had a near argument because I wanted to spend more on a prettier trashcan. She wanted me to buy the cheapest one. ‘It will hold nothing but trash,’ she said. But for me, since it...
Of scents and stories
August 14, 2016 - 12:00am
I am not, in general, someone who loves perfume.
To hold my second (and maybe even third!) child. Then one day, for me and Richard to be the most chill and coolest grandparents.
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
1. No more terrorism in the world, a drug-free Philippines.
My not-so-secret happy place
July 24, 2016 - 12:00am
I have a not-so-secret happy place. Tucked away in a very busy area, the place is always buzzing with activity, but it is the tranquil kind.
When did I stop being cool?
July 17, 2016 - 12:00am
And other random thoughts on what adults have to deal with in the real world.  
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