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BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_11709" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Photo by the author[/caption] Have you ever felt like in just one night, your life could change? I wake up this morning feeling all is right in the world. Well, at least in mine. The sun’s gentle morning light is seeping through...

BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_11638" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Photo by the author[/caption] I wake up this morning in a bathrobe. The sun is already high in the sky and the breeze from the open terrace windows feels hotter. It must be nearing noon, I think. But the heat I...

BY LUCILLE DE MESA, BAZ GRIMM-PITCH, CELESTINE TRINIDAD, IBYANG RIOT, SARAH BULALACAO, MIKKI SHIU, MARIA CRISELDA SANTOS and BJ MEDINA Click here to read the previous episode. By the time the ferry arrived, the pier was already packed. Phil and his friends had formed a line early on, but when the...

BY LUCILLE DE MESA, BAZ GRIMM-PITCH, CELESTINE TRINIDAD, IBYANG RIOT, SARAH BULALACAO, MIKKI SHIU, MARIA CRISELDA SANTOS and BJ MEDINA Click here to read the previous episode. Phil drove, occasionally throwing glances at everyone through his rearview mirror. Even if they all have grown up, they were still pretty much the same. Phil...

BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_11249" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo by the author[/caption] After lunch, I change into much more comfortable clothes and walk to the resort’s Meditation Sanctuary. It’s an open-space where masses are held, a space designed to help people find peace and quiet. The quiet part is...