Dear Maggie- Taken from Faithful Travelers by James Dodson

Books are my priceless treasures…and so are my old letters and mementos. Whenever I encounter a well written letter in a book, I get very happy. I just come across another great letter that’s worth sharing. This time a letter of a Father to his Daughter. Read through. It’s worth it. 😊 “Dear Maggie, I’m…

SHORTS: Wishful Thinking

“I really should have known better.” I told myself after that hell of a night.   Time flies. I hope memories fly away with them too.   People change. I hope I change that fast as well.   And they forget. I hope I never knew you in the first place.   Four years in…

SHORTS: Isang Tagpo sa UPD

Sa labas ng Plaridel Hall. Habang naghihintay sa ibang kasama.   “O, dito ka pala?! Ano course mo?” “Ah BroadComm ako. Dito rin ate ko, ComRes siya,” ani ng dati kong kaeskwela. “Talaga? Ang galing naman,” sagot ko nang abot tenga ang ngiti. Sa isip-isip ko, “wow, ComRes sa UP! Astig nun! Kami kasi sa…

My Thoughts on 5 Centimeters Per Second- A Japanese Animated Film

“It must be a lonely journey that I can’t imagine. Intently going forward only through darkness. ” – Takaki Tohno A film full of subtlety, of unspoken words and of concealed emotions- this is how I would describe 5 Centimeters Per Second. A Japanese feature film by Makoto Shinkai, which is only about 62 minutes…

2015 in review

Thank you so much to this blogging community! I’ve learned a lot and met a lot of people as well. I’m excited for this New Year 2016. Will definitely keep on reading, writing and sharing. 🙂 The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the…

Husay Mo Talaga Manong Bob!

“Mahal mo ba ako? Mahal mo pa ba ako? Minamahal mo ba ako? Hindi mo alam? Minahal kita. Mahal pa rin kita. Minamahal kita. Tatlong bagay lang sa mundo ang alam ko sa mga sandaling ito.” –  SI ni Bob Ong Aaminin ko, medyo naguluhan ako sa ilang bahagi ng istorya. Wala akong binasa o…

My Thoughts on Grave of the Fireflies- A Japanese Animated Film

Why do fireflies die so soon? – Setsuko It’s been about nine months since I last watched a Studio Ghibli film. What better way to start being in the zone again than by watching Grave of the Fireflies– another Studio Ghibli production, this time written and directed by Isao Takahata. Grave of the Fireflies is…

SHORTS: Kwentong Durog Circa 2010

Meron akong kilala noon na isang freshie, babae (tawagin natin siyang G) na gustong-gusto si Kuya (tawagin natin siyang P), crush kumbaga. Itong si G mas bata kay P ng tatlong taon. Kakatuntong pa lang niya sa kolehiyo tapos etong si P eh pa-graduate na. Sa sobrang pagkahumaling kay P pati yung poster na naglalaman…

SHORTS: Matapos ang Buong Araw ng Trabaho Circa 2013

Nagpapakasubsob sa amoy ng libro. Maya-maya’y nagsa-soundtrip na at sinabayan pa ng pagbabasa ng mga posts sa university page namin (multi-tasking na ito). Hindi ko mapigilang mangiti o kaya’y matawa o kaya naman’y mainis sa samu’t-saring kwento ng mga kapwa ko Iskolar ng Bayan. May ilang paksa na ayoko na sanang isinasapubliko pa doon, pero…

SHORTS: Isang Dapit-hapon Circa 2011

Biglaan lang ang pagkikita namin noong araw na ‘yon. Ayaw ko na nga sanang tumuloy kaso noong babawiin ko na ang pagpayag ko eh nakasakay na siyang MRT patungong Shaw Boulevard. Nauna akong makarating sa lugar ng tagpuan namin – sa Krokodille Grille sa labas ng EDSA ShangriLa Mall, kung saan na rin kami maghahapunan….

Mada Mada Dane: Ah This!

“We will part ways eventually, but we will always be the Golden Pair.” – Oishi to Eiji Ahhh..the feels! Watching The New Prince of Tennis definitely ignited the anime freak in me! Moreover, it gave me the urge to write a blog again after months of hiatus. Real talk. Any anime freak would totally understand…