I'm grateful for the opportunity to be enrolled in an online class and study again. I'm that kind of person who's not really keen on having a master's degree or whatever, so I didn't think that studying six year after I graduated from college could feel as great as this. I'm taking up a four-week … Continue reading Student again!
I wrote this last May 24, but the internet did not cooperate so I wasn't able to post it. Remembered about this today, as my colleague Aidz turned over her files. She's resigned and her last day is tomorrow. Aidz inspired me to get back to drawing again. She gave me the oil paints and … Continue reading J. Santiago
This has been running in my head for months now. It's a pity that through social media, we choose to waste our time checking out how people spend theirs. Is it really necessary for us to be updated of everything about everyone, and anything about anyone? Or we just need that verification that, hell yeah, … Continue reading An Open Letter to You
I miss you, Lola. So much.
I will march down an empty street like a ship into the storm No surrender, no retreat I will tear down every wall Just to keep you warm Just to bring you home I will burn this city down for a diamond in the dust I will keep you safe and sound when there's no … Continue reading I’d start a riot
"Guide me today O Lord, and all the days of my life." Today started out with a brave heart and a surrendering prayer. I thought that I woke up extra early today, until I saw the traffic's already building up outside our subdivision. There were remains of what seemed to be a very merry Christmas … Continue reading The First Monday of 2016
In January, I felt pain when I got confined inside a charity room in Baler, Aurora. In February, I felt relieved when my dearest Lola peacefully passed away in her sleep, beside me, after battling with pneumonia. In March, I felt proud when my nephew Cyrus, and my youngest sister Marie, graduated from preschool and high … Continue reading My 2015 in Photos
PAANO SUMAKAY NG MRT (with feelings): 1. Gumising ng maaga. Sundin ang tunog ng alarm clock. 'Wag ka makikinig sa puso mo, masasaktan ka lang. 2. Isipin kung saan ka pupunta. Isang destinasyon lang. Pumili ka ng isa lang. Parang nung pinapili kita kung yung mahal mo o yung mahal ka. 3. Pumila. Maghintay ka. … Continue reading Paano sumakay ng MRT (with feelings)
"Kelan ka na ikakasal?" (When will you get married?) If I'll be given a peso for every time someone asks me this question, I'll be a business tycoon in five years. "Wala pang date eh," (There's no date yet) has been my instant reply. And I can't explain further the reason why. You see, I've been … Continue reading On Getting Married
For once in my life, I didn't mind if the MRT train I'm riding on would suddenly shut down. It's not that I'm used to it, but yes, I won't. I was on my way home from a successful event at work. Minutes after I said goodbye to my officemate, the faceless voice in the … Continue reading That One Night MRT Broke Down But I Didn’t Care