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How Do You Want to Die?
Dec22

How Do You Want to Die?

SpBy Bo Sanchez In the morning of November 11, 2008, Tita Neneng Mangahas died. My dearest friend was 83 years old. Who was she? She was God’s love to me. Really. Let me tell you her incredible story. She was a short, plumpish, silver-haired, never-been-married woman with a contagious laugh and a heart as big as a boat. For years, she was a very successful businesswoman who owned a gigantic canteen in a hospital. All her life, she...

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Do You Want To Be Very Happy?
Nov24

Do You Want To Be Very Happy?

By Bo Sanchez   Happy Anniversary to our Illustrado Magazine! Since this is a happy day, I share with you my take on happiness. Let me tell you a crazy story. One morning, a woman was sad when she faced the mirror. She discovered she only had three strands of hair on her head. Suddenly, she smiled. “Today,” she said, “I’ll braid my hair!” And after doing so, she walked out of her home and had fun, fun, fun. The next morning, the...

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Back to Home
Aug21

Back to Home

  By: Bo Sanchez During the back-to-school season, my sons Bene and Francis go back to our home. No, they are not out-of-school kids. They are back to school–in our home. Right now, Bene, our eldest, who is 13 years old, is in Grade 8– or what the regular schools may term as Grade 8. That’s because Bene had long learned what Grade 8 students may be learning now. He is learning much more from his mentors — his...

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Editor’s Blog – What the hell are we complaining about?

Sometimes we complain much too much about life… About our aches and pains, Our angst and challenges. We moan that we don’t have enough, can’t get enough. We wail about our imperfections and how we are not where we want to be, Or how the walls sometimes feel like they’re closing in on us   And then something like this happens and it makes you feel entirely foolish, shallow and self-absorbed.   What the hell are we...

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My Kids Are Not Going to School
Aug28

My Kids Are Not Going to School

My Kids Are Not Going to School Not the kind with classrooms and lots of students… By Bo Sanchez   It’s back-to-school season! Parents and kids are scampering to school. Not us. Let me share something shocking with you: our eldest son, Bene, stayed at home during his elementary years. Up until he was in Grade 6, Bene did not go to a regular classroom. He’s a deprived kid!    Check out this list: ·        He never rode a...

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