A tribute to my first wife, Margot “Tingting” aka “Swato” Pelaez Linsangan Roberto October 8, 1962 – January 5, 2013 It is the eve of January 4, 2020 and seven years ago, on January 4, 2013, I had no inkling that my first wife, Tingting, would die the next day. We had some visitors
Last night, I watched a movie based on the true story of Lee Strobel, an award-winning hard-nosed journalist for the Chicago Tribune in the early ‘80s who also has a masters degree at Yale Law School. Strobel would be considered in the world’s eyes as—a smart man. And wise. As a journalist, he dug deep
As I was walking up and down the beach in Bali, this caught my eye. A leaf looking like a spade…being washed by the waves. But then look at it from the other side and it’s a 💓 heart.. I smiled and took a picture to remind me to always look at the other side.
Last Saturday, I finished my fourth talk in four days. It wasn’t easy because three out of the four talks were about different topics. Although, I get invited to speak fairly regularly, I’m not a full time professional speaker. But last week, I felt like I was. And so I have the utmost respect for
Is God inviting you to ask for the moon?
Business is hard. The truth is that most entrepreneurs will fail 3.8 times before they experience success. For me my count is 12 times. About ten small failures and two big ones where I lost all my savings, before I finally got a breakthrough success. I failed more than I succeeded. Entrepreneurship is hard and
I know my calling is that of an author. A writer assigned to “publish with the voice of thanksgiving, speaking of all of God’s wonderful works.”When I am called to speak, my introverted-author personality has to take a backseat and I call on the Holy Spirit to take over.I’ve discovered that God is always faithful
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.” E.B. White More and more, I find
I have to admit that I did pray and wish that my latest book, The Happy Entrepreneur, would find its way to the Top 10 Best Seller list again like my two last books (Real Men are POGI, #5 and Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin, #1). But I had some doubts whether people would appreciate
Whoa! We’re halfway there! Miriam is officially 4 1/2 months pregnant today. So 4.5 months to go until the big day. One doctor says it looks like a boy based on the sonography. Another doctor says the baby sounds like a girl, based on the heartbeat. Anyway, we’ll find out by next week. What do
I learned today that what are somewhat ordinary days for some of us, are very, very special days for others. Like take today for example. Amidst the storm, people still flocked to the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX MOA. Including Philip Roa, a young 20 something writer, and co author of the new