Sana ako yung tipo ng anak Na kayang ibigay ang lahat Ng walang alinlangan Ng hindi nahihirapan O kaya’y nasasaktan Pero hindi eh Napapagod din po ako Nauubos din po ako At sana sa bawat patak ng luha Na dumadaloy sa mukha ko Habang sinusulat ito Sana’y umulan ng kapatawaran Dahil sa aking nararamdaman Pagod […]

In the grand scale of things It’s the little things That I appreciate the most — Like how you sneakily put in my phone Calendar A 3-PM alert that says “Hello! I love you” Or how you just randomly text me “I miss you” And how that one time I got upset and told you […]

Whenever I’m so overwhelmed by the crushing weight of pressure laden on my shoulders; whenever I’m paralyzed by this obsession to make the right decision; whenever I panic about circumstances beyond my control; whenever my day has become utterly shitty; whenever someone preemptively judged me; whenever I feel I’m about to snap and implode; I […]

“Sir, don’t you have a date this Valentine’s Day? ‘Cause it’s Saturday and here you are in the office, still working.” The security guard in our office politely threw me that question yesterday because it was a special day and yet I came in to work. My usual response to this question or any question […]

With a rueful look and wistful eyes, my mom apologized to me. She felt sorry because our family circumstances have led me to be the breadwinner, supporting our needs for more than eight years now. It is of course, a familiar story to most Filipinos. Parents separate and the burden goes to the eldest child. […]

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 […]


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