The Kris List is Kris Aquino’s meditations on self-discovery and inspired living

The Kris List is Kris Aquino’s meditations on self-discovery and inspired living

“Kris Aquino” is a name we know to ripple in politics (the daughter of Pres. Cory Aquino and sister of PNoy), in showbiz (as a celebrity with cross-demographic charisma), and in product endorsement (the face of anything from fast food and apparel to beauty products and household implements). Recently, Kris has been leading a quiet life, less of the ping-pong-hectic world of showbiz and more of the tranquil sylvan walks and quality time with herself and family. What’s next for Kris Aquino who is raising her two sons? It’s called the Kris List – a meditation on and an invitation to savor the joys of what’s really important: taking stock of the journey that is you, the child-like awe of learning something new, and knowing that “family” really means time spent with them.

The Krist List, Kris Aquino

All three of the currently available webisodes (you can watch them on both Facebook and YouTube) start with Kris’s elegant capsule of what the series is about and hints at self-discovery imbued in each episode: “With a full heart, I reflect on all the blessings in my life. And with so much gratitude, I’m now asking myself, what’s next for me? This is the Kris List. This is my own personal list of new experiences, of meeting people, learning new things, reconnecting with memories and seeing them with fresh eyes.” (Kris Aquino)

In Calligraphy (Webisode 01), Kris learns that the only way to produce words that visually resonate is to take your time with each upward and downward stroke, and to mind the space between them – a realization that’s a proverb unto itself. In Glamping (Webisode 02), Kris takes her son Bimb out camping – pitching their own tent, fishing, and cooking – all in an unhurried pace possible only when one is so far away from the city. In Laing (Webisode 03), Kris learns to cook authentic Bicolano Laing from a true Bicolano. “Through the years, cooking has taught me [that] what seems like a simple dish actually has so many layers and so many processes,” she said.

You can watch all three webisodes below.



As you’ve seen, each webisode is beautifully shot. To see more of these webisodes, follow The Kris List on Facebook and do share with your friends the episodes of inspired living moments that are part of the Kris List.


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Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.