No matter how much a seasoned traveler you may be, having a checklist of essential gears to bring with you provides assurance and security that you will be able to pack everything you need for your long flight. Unless the trip’s purpose is to actually unplug and savor the solitude of being totally on your own in a far-flung place, you would certainly want to make sure that your loved ones know where you are and how you are doing.
We turned Sept. 21 into a wonderful day, filmed via a GoPro bridal bouquet. Like many close friends know, we turned Sept. 21 from a dark day in Philippine history marking the announcement of Martial Law in 1972 to a wonderful day in our lives during our wedding in 2014. I opted not to post a celebratory message from last week because I would like to be one with our fellow Filipinos — grieving, protesting — facing another dark time in