Stray Thought While in a Duyan

It’s 7:10pm here in Virgin Island Resort in Masbate and I am lying on a ratan duyan; one end tied on a coconut tree, and the other on a hut. The wind sweeps through my body. I’m playing a UDD song. I just ate 3 pcs of Tilapia freshly caught on this island, and sinigang that tasted…

On Death Penalty: Handa Ka Na Ba Pumatay?

Will share some thoughts on Death Penalty in light of religion and politics (two sensitive topics that a lot of people try to avoid)! There have already been many arguments for and against Death Penalty that have surfaced (in case you don’t know, take time to read more about it). But allow me to compare…

Thoughts on the Movie I’m Drunk, I Love You

Travel, candid convo with friends, beach, drama, music, humor and alcholol in one movie! Tell me kung ano pang mas hihigit dyan? IDILY managed to break my heart as if it knew a part of my life in bits. As far as I know, I only told stories to a few friends. It’s a trip…

Rain

(I am on my 6th day on the road. I am now on solo. I am writing this on a weakly lit room here in Roxas City which cost Php400.) How do you unload the heavy parts of your heart? How do you keep the memory that you do not want to remember keep coming…

Masamang Panlasa

Ilang buwan, linggo, at araw na rin pala akong hindi mapalagay. Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa akong silayan ang sikat ng araw. Isang pabigat ang paggising sa umaga. Tila isa itong parusa sa akin. Tila pasan ko ang pinagsama-samang luha ng mga tao sa lansangan. Gising, ngunit tulog din. Tulog, ngunit gising din. Hindi ko…

Horrible Experience with Medical Center Paranaque

I posted this on Facebook, and it got traction. Shared by ~2K people, and got ~5K impressions. I am putting this here because it is a life event itself. I will never forget how I felt that time. More than the physical pain, the thought of that there are people who could actually see you in…

We were Just in the Middle

  We’ve had a fair share of time in this world. A few messages exchanged… Or a lot. Well, a few strokes of update here and there. A few strokes of humor and fun. A few strokes of more serious things in life. But it was a set of crest and troughs with you. One…

When You’re The One At Fault

Multiple times we are “bitter” when someone offends or assaults us. Well, we have different reactions on the triggers that make us tick. Oftentimes, we feel mad. I find that natural, since it’s a form of ‘attack’ to us. Just like any attack, we have an option: fight or flight. When we choose flight, we…

Those Thai Selfies (Songkran 2015 Season)

1. Temple-Ang-Likod-Ko selfie (Wat Pho) 2. Turista-Kami Selfie (Chao Praya River) 3. Chiang-Mai-NakaKotse-Ako Selfie (Chiang Mai) 4. Thai-Popsicle Selfie (Chatuchak Market) 5. Peace-Sign-Kami-Ni-Ate Selfie (Karen Tribe Camp) 6. Daming-Kubo-Sa-Likod Selfie (Karen Tribe Camp) 7. Tren Selfie (Thai Railway System) 8. Anluwag-Ng-Tren Selfie (BTS) 9. Cool-Ko-Wet-And-Powder Selfie (Rambuttri) 10. Sikip-Sa-Party-Nato-Selfie (Songkran 2015 Wipeout 5, RCA)

When You Are Just Loving “Too Much”

For the longest time, I have always believed that loving “too much” does not exist, primarily because loving is an all or nothing game. It’s either you love that person, or don’t love that person at all. But I have come to realize that in another angle; it could also exist. Love requires time, effort…

90s Kabataan Shows — Mga Random Comments at Kwento

Naalala ko noong mga panahon na nagkikwento ang tatay ko tungkol sa panunuod nila ng cartoons noong kabataan nila at talaga nakikinuod pa sila sa kapitbahay nila para lang mapanuod ang mga ito. Black and white pa noon ang panunuod. Sa susunod henerasyon naman ngayon, hindi na isang katanungan ang kapasidad makapanuod ng cartoons —…