Love and light in a ‘happiness’ farm

Puerto Princesa City—I went all the way to Palawan just to renew my passport. Anyone who had a hard time getting a passport here in Manila would probably understand why I had to resort to this. The extra expense and the inconvenience annoyed me. That was my initial reaction. But I refused to let this inconvenience control my mood. So, instead of whining about this “injustice,” I reframed my mindset, and transformed this “enforced” vacation into an opportunity to visit Bahay Kalipay.
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Prime has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on Southeast Asian business and economy. She has worked from Manila, Singapore, Hanoi and Bandar Seri Begawan for international media companies such as Dow Jones Newswires, Xinhua News Agency and SciDev.Net.   A former writing fellow of the Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism, Prime is a recipient of the prestigious Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism.