What I learned from my parents' marriage
In this day and age, many wedded couples are considered extremely lucky to stay married longer than their next mobile phone upgrade. I’ve witnessed marriages crumble to pieces. I have friends who worked awfully hard to stay married and friends who hardly worked to save their marriage but I am not one to pass judgment. Staying together with someone—married or not—is a mutual decision. It’s about compromises, tons of it. It’s about respect, an endless reserve of it. It’s about
An immigrant artist's stormy journey to finding out his true calling
The road to recognition was a long and winding one for Filipino-American artist Marconi Calindas — who hopped from career to career and moved from his native Philippines to a tiny U.S. Pacific island and now, California — before discovering his true calling. A communications graduate from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos, Laguna, Calindas naturally dipped his toes in journalism right after college. Although he knew he was born to "tell" stories, he felt he wasn'