Forgiveness, my final gift

Dad’s shirt. Who wore it better 😉         Side note to for any confusion. Mama & Baba -adopted parents (aunty and uncle). Mom & Dad – biological parents Forgive and forget. How plausible is that? I had an argument with my Mom recently and I said, “I may have forgiven you of…

To be attractive is to be condemned, is what I thought (pt. 2)

For me, “Thank you.” these two beautiful words became my lifeline. My reassurance. My therapy. In order to remain calm before a potential storm, the words slips out of my mouth without a thought. “Thank you.” There are some individuals, bless their soul, who continue to give compliments. One right after the other. I know…

To be attractive is to be condemned is what I thought (pt. 1)

A month into school at UWC Robert Bosch College back in 2014, a friend of mine ransacked my closet to see all the pretty clothes that I had but did not wear. Pretty clothes that were donated to me because the clothes I had before I left to Germany were many years old. Exclamations of…

Bank of Guam Economic Forum speech November 22, 2019

Hafa ‘adai Iakwe in jibon nan aolep Moktata ikonaan kamoolol Irooj jemed woj ilan kon mour im men otemjej Good morning to everybody Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and they    It is a privilege to be here today. And I mean privilege because while the opportunities are rising for people of marginalised and vulnerable…

What I wish I knew before I got into a romantic relationship (Part 3)

“Selina, both of you are related.” How it ended was wrong I laughed. “Don’t worry. I will break it off.” He continued looking at me. Completely disheartened and anguished. I was still smiling because Baba had guests over at his place and I did not want to show how livid, embarrassed, and ashamed I was….