Category Archives: Life

APRICOTS AND PEACHES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

So, I was reading this book that made me cry. No. Actually, it wasn’t crying. I was wailing. Like a boy who just witnessed his pet dog die right before his eyes. I don’t remember crying that hard while reading

APRICOTS AND PEACHES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

So, I was reading this book that made me cry. No. Actually, it wasn’t crying. I was wailing. Like a boy who just witnessed his pet dog die right before his eyes. I don’t remember crying that hard while reading

MIDSUMMER CAME EARLY FOR THE ARRHYTHMIC NOMAD

30 Apr 2018 1:13pm [Arrhythmia] My heart races. Whenever I think of you (which is almost always), it races. Just pounding in my chest as if it cannot breath. And I hate it. I hate that I miss you all

MIDSUMMER CAME EARLY FOR THE ARRHYTHMIC NOMAD

30 Apr 2018 1:13pm [Arrhythmia] My heart races. Whenever I think of you (which is almost always), it races. Just pounding in my chest as if it cannot breath. And I hate it. I hate that I miss you all

MUSINGS IN THE CHURCH

Heartaches from a thousand breakups cannot even begin to fathom how I feel whenever I leave home. More especially now that I see both my parents living just by themselves, with Mama recovering from stroke at a snail’s pace, and

MUSINGS IN THE CHURCH

Heartaches from a thousand breakups cannot even begin to fathom how I feel whenever I leave home. More especially now that I see both my parents living just by themselves, with Mama recovering from stroke at a snail’s pace, and

1.25 FOR MY 2017

As the year is about to close, I was browsing through my personal journal to check out how it went. Then I found this page, something I wrote at the beginning of the year. 2017 Theme: #DO #COMMIT If I

1.25 FOR MY 2017

As the year is about to close, I was browsing through my personal journal to check out how it went. Then I found this page, something I wrote at the beginning of the year. 2017 Theme: #DO #COMMIT If I

DETOX

So Facebook has become an ugly, ugly place these days. As the Philippine election is coming (about 11 days from now?) people are getting more rabid. A lot of black propaganda here and there. I have never seen my country

DETOX

So Facebook has become an ugly, ugly place these days. As the Philippine election is coming (about 11 days from now?) people are getting more rabid. A lot of black propaganda here and there. I have never seen my country

DEAR YOU

Dear You, I see you are still ignoring me at church today despite the fact that we only are one seat apart. It is okay. I am okay. Uhmm, yes, I may be bothered a little. And I am starting

DEAR YOU

Dear You, I see you are still ignoring me at church today despite the fact that we only are one seat apart. It is okay. I am okay. Uhmm, yes, I may be bothered a little. And I am starting

TO THE GUY WITH GREEN BONES

To the guy who have taught me that material things are not the most important in this world: I really, really miss you. You were my best friend. My confidant. And my home for many years. The guys in the

TO THE GUY WITH GREEN BONES

To the guy who have taught me that material things are not the most important in this world: I really, really miss you. You were my best friend. My confidant. And my home for many years. The guys in the

LOST IN TRANSLATION

There are just movies that you can watch over and over again. I can name not a few, but for now I really want to talk about this movie that has touched me deep down. It is called Lost in

LOST IN TRANSLATION

There are just movies that you can watch over and over again. I can name not a few, but for now I really want to talk about this movie that has touched me deep down. It is called Lost in

WHOM DO YOU GET UP FOR?

In times like this, I always recall this simple TV commercial in the Philippines that was launched a few years back. It was the coffee brand Nescafe, and it was centered on the theme “Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon?” (For Whom

WHOM DO YOU GET UP FOR?

In times like this, I always recall this simple TV commercial in the Philippines that was launched a few years back. It was the coffee brand Nescafe, and it was centered on the theme “Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon?” (For Whom

OF FLOWERS, BUS RIDES, AND ALCOHOL

As the days are getting colder, I would like to post something about the flowers here in Ulsan. You see, one thing I love about this city, and well, this country in general, is how they are able to fuse

OF FLOWERS, BUS RIDES, AND ALCOHOL

As the days are getting colder, I would like to post something about the flowers here in Ulsan. You see, one thing I love about this city, and well, this country in general, is how they are able to fuse

SEOUL WEEKEND

I really am feeling some sort of angst at the moment, but I don’t want to write any of that here. I already did in my personal (non-online) journal last night, and I was surprised at its length. Anyway, before

SEOUL WEEKEND

I really am feeling some sort of angst at the moment, but I don’t want to write any of that here. I already did in my personal (non-online) journal last night, and I was surprised at its length. Anyway, before

I MUST BE NEAR

They say that having all the money in the world will not make you happy. And I believe that to be true. It is like an inverse relationship, of wealth and happiness. The less you have, the lighter your problems

I MUST BE NEAR

They say that having all the money in the world will not make you happy. And I believe that to be true. It is like an inverse relationship, of wealth and happiness. The less you have, the lighter your problems

DESPIDIDA

Despidida is a common Filipino word of Spanish origins, and if I’m not mistaken it means “a farewell party or gathering”. As my recent post narrates that I just left Philippines and came here to South Korea to study, I

DESPIDIDA

Despidida is a common Filipino word of Spanish origins, and if I’m not mistaken it means “a farewell party or gathering”. As my recent post narrates that I just left Philippines and came here to South Korea to study, I

I STILL LOVE GREY’S ANATOMY

Today is Labor Day here in Korea (same date we celebrate it in Philippines). And thanks to that, I have the entire day to myself. Oh, I love some me-time. Some solitude. And what makes this day even more special,

I STILL LOVE GREY’S ANATOMY

Today is Labor Day here in Korea (same date we celebrate it in Philippines). And thanks to that, I have the entire day to myself. Oh, I love some me-time. Some solitude. And what makes this day even more special,

THIS IS MY NOW

So I believe I mentioned in my previous post about me being in a foreign land now. And I also mentioned that I will talk about it “next time”. So here it is, folks. Couple months back, I doodled this

THIS IS MY NOW

So I believe I mentioned in my previous post about me being in a foreign land now. And I also mentioned that I will talk about it “next time”. So here it is, folks. Couple months back, I doodled this

KAWANANGAN

So while taking a break from reading a lot of stuff, I browsed my Facebook feeds and encountered this video from viddsee, called “Aftershock” and was directed by Remton Siega Zuasola. Watch the video HERE. To be honest, I cried

KAWANANGAN

So while taking a break from reading a lot of stuff, I browsed my Facebook feeds and encountered this video from viddsee, called “Aftershock” and was directed by Remton Siega Zuasola. Watch the video HERE. To be honest, I cried

LAZY SUNDAY + GOOD MUSIC = HEAVEN

After a pub quiz game plus I-really-lost-count number of cocktail shots last Thursday night, and a despidida/dance showdown/unli-alcohol/ultra-charades last Friday night (which left me with only 30 minutes of sleep, by the way), and a whole-day-whole-body mental and physical team-building

LAZY SUNDAY + GOOD MUSIC = HEAVEN

After a pub quiz game plus I-really-lost-count number of cocktail shots last Thursday night, and a despidida/dance showdown/unli-alcohol/ultra-charades last Friday night (which left me with only 30 minutes of sleep, by the way), and a whole-day-whole-body mental and physical team-building

FOUR

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Ga! I hope you too are celebrating there in heaven. I miss you.  

FOUR

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Ga! I hope you too are celebrating there in heaven. I miss you.  

TARLAC ROADTRIP

So I woke up very early today because we’re going on a trip! YAY!   I realized that TJ’s birthday is coming, it’s on Wednesday next week. So I planned to pay a visit this weekend because I might not

TARLAC ROADTRIP

So I woke up very early today because we’re going on a trip! YAY!   I realized that TJ’s birthday is coming, it’s on Wednesday next week. So I planned to pay a visit this weekend because I might not

TAG-ULAN

“Ang lakas ng ulan sa labas ah!” Bigla akong nabuhayan sa sigaw nung kasamahan ko. Napalingon sa direksyon ng bintana, pero hindi ko pala kita mula sa kinauupuan ko. Kaya dali-dali akong tumayo at pumunta sa may hagdanan, yung sa

TAG-ULAN

“Ang lakas ng ulan sa labas ah!” Bigla akong nabuhayan sa sigaw nung kasamahan ko. Napalingon sa direksyon ng bintana, pero hindi ko pala kita mula sa kinauupuan ko. Kaya dali-dali akong tumayo at pumunta sa may hagdanan, yung sa