How easy it is to find contentment, to take hold of happiness: live in the present, be grateful for what you have, do what you can, learn to let go. How damn so easy. But is that really what I want, to be content and happy? No, that is not what I want. I don’t […]

I’ve been here before. Felt like this before. This yearning, this thirst. To know you more. To taste your lips. To get inside your head. I’ve been here before. Felt like this before. To yearn for someone I barely know. To dream of someone I haven’t yet seen. To feel blood rushing deep under my […]

If my life’s a movie, I’d like it to be an epic fantasy. Or maybe a totally titillating pornography. All it has been so far is a tedious documentary, if not an awful tragedy.

We have no inkling of what John Marc and Seneca have gone through. We, mere bystanders, curious spectators of these two people who seemed to have found all the luck in the world as they vowed “I do”. We have no idea how hard it was to wait for years until John Marc could finally […]

It’s not because I love you unconditionally. Indeed, far from it. And it’s not because I’m selfless. No, that would be a lie. I did what I did, and I’m doing what I’m doing — awkwardly filling in the role of a father and breadwinner of our family for the past eight years or so since our […]

Maybe because I don’t know what it feels like to be affluent. Maybe because I wasn’t endowed with good looks that would make girls swoon. Maybe because I’m not particularly talented nor have something I’m really good at. Maybe because I’m a nobody, a simple guy with simple tastes and simple joys. But for as […]

I’ve always imagined our first date to be in a coffee shop, just the two of us enjoying a cup of coffee, oblivious of the people around us, lost in the conversation between us. Coffee, exchange of words, just the two of us. Perfect. It never occurred to me to meet on our first date not […]


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