Unnecessary Pain

"Why would people do this to themselves?" That was the only thought running through my mind the whole time it was happening. I went there wishing I'd be relaxed and rejuvenated but the exact opposite thing happened. I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said it was a traumatic experience. Yesterday, my sister and I had... Continue Reading →

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Wika

Minsa’y sumubok tumula Sa ating sariling wika Ngunit sarili nga bang maituturing Ang linggwaheng kinagisnan Ngunit ‘di alam gamitin Mabuti pa ang wikang banyaga Nauutal man kung gamitin pasalita Ngunit sa pagbasa’t pagsulat S’yang nakakapukaw ng isip at damdamin Mas tiyak na naipaparating Ang ibig kong sabihin Higit na nauunawaan ang kaibahan Ng mga salitang... Continue Reading →

Hope

Let life break your heart Don't be afraid to feel again To see the world as it is With all its chaos and beauty It's not everything yet That it was meant to be.   Be scared not to face people With your naked face Look them in the eyes Say things you've been meaning... Continue Reading →

The Novice

I have nothing to say I have too much to say I don't have enough to say Will it ever turn out right?   Should I leave this behind? Should I leave this for now? Do I wait or contend? Do I struggle or let go?   Is this for me? Or did I buy... Continue Reading →

Unspoken

When was the last time you had an unspoken wish? You know… something you wanted to have or wanted to happen but didn’t utter anything about it. Not to anyone. Not even to yourself. It was just a thought that crossed your mind, a feeling that touched your heart for a moment and then was... Continue Reading →

Languor

Planes and birds fly in confused circles on an orange-y pink sky at dusk. I try to breathe slow and calm my heart as I cool down from yet another afternoon run. I’m grateful to be back to running a few kilometers non-stop and I tell myself, “not bad” as I sit down on the... Continue Reading →

Grateful

My life so far, summarized in a thanksgiving list.. well-provided-for childhood having gone to the sea several times studied in the best schools restoration and healing each time I run away or get sick godly, loving and supportive parents sisters who are also friends intact family a job even before I graduated finishing my (undergrad)... Continue Reading →

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