Recipe for Upholding Calm and Peace at the Reading of a Will

February 10, 2024  :: 0 comments

Switch on power full of family values and traditions. Put the papers tied with red ribbons upfront. Let it stew for a while. Stir often but take care of the temperature. Keep the sunny side up. Pour stories heard from grandparents and neighbors long gone. Mix family feud with family drama. If situation turns sour, Add half-yellowed family group photos …

A Perfect Escape

April 29, 2023  :: 0 comments

After watching Snow White, I wanted to be a princess who won’t fancy an apple, no matter how red and ripe it is. My mother was the evil queen. At thirteen, I longed for a world with more freedom and no mother. On my fourteenth birthday, Baba gave me a heart-shaped locket. It had a glinting ruby in the middle. …