Then we finally met

It’s surreal to think that he’s just been with you for nine months yet it leaves a lot to the imagination how he will be, what he will look like, and how he is doing in your womb – among a hundred other questions. Caleb Johan Posa Feliciano was born on 22 December this year…

The beauty of expecting

While the woman is considered the weaker vessel between the two sexes, she is uniquely gifted with that beautiful duty of carrying a delicate being in her womb until its full term. As a woman myself, understanding more or less how reproduction works, pregnancy and bringing up a child is a natural thing that came…

My orange wedding (part three): Here comes!

However long your wedding preparations are, it is never sufficient to assure you that you’re a hundred percent ready on your big day. Ours was a rush two-month prep and the usual last-minute surprises came unsurprisingly late almost on the event itself. Our friends and relatives never failed to remind us with a countdown –…

The sibling I share my name with

Me: “Hi, I’m Twinky. Nice to meet you.” New contact: “Hello, Twinky. What a cute name!” Me: “Thank you! I got it out of a root word since I have a twin sister.” And so goes my introduction of myself. I have never grown tired of introducing myself this way. My acquaintances find it either…

My orange wedding (part two): The prenup

They say you can’t be ready until you get there. Although I’m there but not quite yet, I now know better what to expect more or less and how to deal with life after the wedding – more or less. Things get more serious, with each aspect of life never failing to crunch my tummy…

How I got this Orlando Bloom syndrome

During my stint as a key media relations person in one of Abu Dhabi’s top five-star hotels, one of the perks I enjoyed was my active involvement in photo shoots and broadcasting activities of celebrities at local and international scales. I was the media representative of the hotel so that whenever a crew from CNN,…

My orange wedding (part one)

In a few months God willing I will be exchanging vows with the most charming man I have personally known. Having gone through a number of weddings (of my older siblings), my family is no longer a stranger to such big events, but since it will be the first for my fiancé’s family and since…

This insidious sign of times

I wake up to the persistent sound of notifications from my mobile phone at 5 am. My sleepy eyes squint at the bright light of my phone as I unlock it and start searching for the apps where the notifications come from. After scanning through a hundred messages on Whatsapp, I routinely open my Facebook…

That mysterious perfect timing

A classic story of morals infers, “What killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out of boiling water.” True enough, our instincts at times deceive us. But in such moments, are we helpless? Not at all. I may not have lived long enough yet nor do have a…