Preparing your family for the worst case scenario

Fresh out of college, I was 20 and felt invincible. I viewed the world to be my oyster, and a gift waiting to be unwrapped. Less than a year after I graduated, a fatal accident took away my father, including my dreams of returning to university and taking up a law degree.

A bloody beginning for the Filipino-American romance

That this enduring Fil-Am relationship drew blood and anguish at its dawn cannot be expunged from patriotic memory. Happily over the dozen of decades, however, nurtured healthy and sturdy, despite bouts of emotional peaks and valleys, stormy, hurtful as well, infatuated and saccharine at times, a Filipino American History Month is now observed and celebrated in the United States.