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…

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: 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….

Spending My Day in the Metro: A Date with a Good Friend

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.  – Joseph Addison Moments spent with my good friends are some of the many things that I would want to remember for as long as I can. So here I am sharing…

Spending My Day in the Metro: A First for 2015

Going to the Metro is quite an event for me since I decided working at home from May of last year. It happened the other day, January 18, 2015 – a first for this year. It’s Sunday. I woke up very early at 6:00 in the morning. I lazed in bed until 6:20. These ‘bed’…

Lord, I Turn To You

Right now, I just want to explode because of too much emotional burden. I want to shout out loud and tell the world to shut the hell up. I want to cry and show them I am also seriously wounded. I want to disappear and be in a place where no one else recognize me….

My Own Stranger

This was originally written in 2008. “Each human being is unique, each with their own qualities, instincts, forms of pleasure and desire for adventure. However, society imposes on us a collective way of behaving and people never stop to wonder why they should behave like that.” – Dr. Igor (Veronika Decides to Die, by Paulo…

Noong Magkasama Pa Kami

Etong taong ‘to, nakilala ko nung 1st year college kami, taong 2006. Kaklase ko siya. Naging magkaibigan kami kinalaunan. Malapit na magkaibigan. Hindi siya gwapo, pero may ‘something’ sa kanya kaya sa klase namin siguro mga tatlo o higit pa ang nagkagusto sa kanya. Sige aminin na natin, kasama na ko dun. It started with…

Nang I-random Questions Ko ang Sarili Ko…Mahaba-haba ang Naging mga Sagot

Random questions. Inspired mula sa nabasa ‘kong akda ni Juan Ekis, ang Twenty Questions. Nakagawian ko na rin ang magtanong ng kung ano-ano sa mga kaibigan ko, madalas sa mga kasamahan ko sa trabaho ‘pag nagkakataong nakatambay kami sa pantry, para magkaroon ng mapag-uusapan at syempre para na rin makilala sila ng husto. At ngayon…