When September ends

The darkness of the room envelopes me, erasing my chances of being glee. With Green Day playing in the background, I say my thoughts aloud. I think about the things I’ve done, Whether or not I’ve been a good son. The blaring of the TV fills the house, making my radio seem as quiet as a mouse. I rest my head on the pillow,  waiting for the tears to fall.I then hear a knock on my door,so towards it, I slowly start to crawl. “I told you to wake me up when September ends!”I say to my intruder.I rest my […]

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On being a godmother

In the Philippines, it is well known that religion is important to us. And every religion has baptism, and earlier today I got to be one of the godmothers for a family friend. It was honestly my first time to become a godmother, but since I saw the little angel, I couldn’t say no! World, meet Maria Divina Lacambra Minutes before the mass started, I began taking pictures of her, the parents and the other godparents.  With her parents and godparents  During the mass, I couldn’t help but steal glances at the little girl. She’s only four months old yet […]

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6 word stories

Following the mighty footsteps of Ernest Hemingway who wrote a story with six words for a bet worth ten dollars (the story is found here) , I have put my writing skills to the test. I have written ten stories with six words,some of them an inspiration from a movie, since unlike Hemingway my life hasn’t been that dramatic. Enjoy! He cheated. She won the lottery.  A wedding. “Bridal march” never played. He died. She could see him. His leg snapped. Best selling book. After years of waiting, “I do.” Years of writing. Pen finally breaks. Unsinkable ship. Love frozen […]

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The mirror’s presage

An abrupt pain causes me to look at my arm, and I stealthily swat the buzzing culprit away. My groggy eyes look up, the eerie silence slowly creeping up to me. It was almost like those cowboy movies were there was a whistle of wind blowing the sand and a tumbleweed would pass by. Except in my reality the wind was caused by a fan blowing very fast(the controls were broken) that it would actually better if I turned it off, and the tumbleweed was the unopened envelopes that were blown by the fan. I stand up for the fourteenth […]

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From womb to the tomb

Earlier today, my professor asked us, “What is meaning?” We were studying our semantics lesson- the meaning of words in a sentence. So when our professor asked us what is meaning, we were dumbfounded. How do you define something that you use to define things? Our professor then expounded the thought, and we came to the topic of defining ourselves by our meaning in life. And this became my inspiration for this post. So now I will ask you: What is YOUR meaning? How do you define yourself?   When we were born, we were defined as our parents’ daughter/son. […]

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Bitterly in love

His lips slowly touch my ears, and he says “I love you.” I turn away from him, giving him a pointed look. It was in a way a PDA (public display of affection), and I hated PDA. And he knew it too. I scowl at him, and walk away from him. As predicted he runs after me, and once again anger seeps into my body when he grabs my hand. I ignore the butterflies in my stomach and I squat his hand away. His face shows a hint of sadness, but he walks behind me anyway. A moment later I […]

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Where have all the nice guys gone?

Nowadays, they say being nice is overrated. They say chivalry is dead. They say that being nice is so tiring when the world is cruel and evil. I beg to differ. First, let me define a nice person. It is someone who does things selflessly, without asking for anything in return. This is someone who likes doing things for people without forgetting themselves. These people are usually taken for granted, mostly bullied and are tossed aside. Believe me, I know. And these very people who shun and hate nice people are the one who actually have the balls to ask […]

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Kalanggaman Island: Peace and quiet storm

When in Kalanggaman Island, all you need to do is: breathe in. Breathe out. Don’t think. Just float. Feel the soft breeze. Feel the heat radiating around you. Sounds relaxing doesn’t it? This is the paradise that Kalanggaman Island promises. It is a 45-minute boat ride from Palompon Leyte, which is a two-hour ride from Eastern Visayas’ capital, Tacloban City, which is an hour plane ride from Manila. Now let me talk you back on our own journey of twists and turns, on our way to paradise. ๐Ÿ™‚ We started off by waking up at 3 in the morning. We […]

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