It's a first. No really, it's a first! Okay, maybe when I wanted to be an ice-cream seller I didn't have any real plan. No, I mean the plan was to eat ice cream whenever I liked. Ah, so I did have a plan. Interesting. Anyway, the desired careers of army doctor, medical jurisprudence, and … Continue reading Facing 2017 With NO 10-Year Plans
by Esther Elizabeth Suson Editing is its own kind of high. As the supposed final voice on the manuscript, a bit of smugness might creep in. If the motion has become too mechanical, we stop reading in breathless anticipation of skillful wording and hard-hitting sentences. Instead, we live for that casual flick of the pen … Continue reading Editing: Discovering the Heart of the Writer
by Esther Elizabeth Suson (A poem I wrote on June 20, 2009.) If I had a mission in life It would be To stand in the middle of strife It would be To restore the blessedness of tears It would be To love in moments of fear. * If I had a vision in life … Continue reading When God Takes Over
by Esther Elizabeth Suson I am noisiest on Twitter, but not usually to the point where the Tweets choke my followers with the showing-off (this is me speaking. My followers might have another perspective. They most probably do). But I should have known something was off when I started Tweeting about VIXX on a regular … Continue reading Insecurity.
by Esther Elizabeth Suson Whenever anyone asked if we (my best friend Angela and I) were going to Japan for vacation, I stuttered over the answer. "Vacation" suggested rest, and that was the last thing we planned to do. (To be fair, we did get to sleep a lot on that trip.) My mouth sometimes … Continue reading Japan: A Tale of 3 Pilgrimages
by Esther Elizabeth Suson Weddings are fun things, especially when you are younger. You get to dress up and put on make-up, just like Mom. You get to pretend to be a grown-up. You get to toss flower petals or hold a bouquet. You get to eat and eat well – any Filipino wedding is … Continue reading The First Wedding and the Fifth Commandment
by Esther Elizabeth Suson My readers will (I frankly hope) notice I have not been writing much recently. This is my apology-of-sorts, and also a reflection. To begin with, just writing under this title amuses me because I have an earlier blog called "Why We Write." It was about my recognition of the fact that … Continue reading Why We Do Not Write