Change is coming? Change is coming.

Change is coming. A famous line from our current administration during and after the election. Until now, I still linger to these words as I recall an encounter to the person who proved to me that each of us should show a limelight to the words “Change is coming.” I’ve met a Muslim engineer in…

Anchor

Nobody asks me if I’m okay Nobody asks me if I’m fine Nobody asks me if I’m doing well Because I’m their anchor and they expect me to be fine. My eyes are exhausted to cry, My wounds are hard to keep, My heart is tired to weep, My mind is fag to think But…

Pain is temporary; How temporary is up to you.

In this life, one of the things that we all share is pain. During trying times, most of us choose to rely on faith to keep us afloat. The thing is, until you acknowledge your contribution to a broken situation you cannot truly start to fix it. Buddhism tells us that there is a universal…

Ang Proseso Ng Isang Masokista

Pipikit. Hihinga. Didilat. Ngingiti. Ganoon ang prosesong ginagawa ko sa tuwing ayokong umiyak sa mga salitang binibitawan mo. Pipikit. Hihinga. Didilat. Ngingiti. Ito lamang ang tanging paraan ko upang hindi ako magtanim ng anumang galit sa iyo at sa kung ano pa mang maririnig ko.   Pipikit. Sa tuwing ipipikit ko ang aking mga mata…

“Phone”

(A poem which I originally written. Photo’s not mine, credits to the owner) Once upon a time I fell in love with my phone. I love the call, the text, the vibration and tone. Coz’ it makes me forget that I am living alone, And reminds me that I have also something for my own….

Let Them Go –T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to…

“Monsters”

Sometimes the real monsters are not the other people or the other things that we fear or what we’re scared of. Sometimes the real monster is us. Ourselves. How we let something or someone scare us. How we let the fear reign within ourselves.. And how we also let ourselves be a monster to other people. We,…

“TAYO”

Tayo. Ang salitang ito ang tanging nag uugnay sa akin at sa iyo. Tayo. Ito yung tawag natin sa namagitan sa atin noong mga panahong mahal mo pa ako at mahal pa kita. Yung mga panahong mahal na mahal pa natin ang isat isa. Apat na letra ang meron ang salitang ito. “Ta” “A” “Ya”…

PAIN UNDERNEATH THE PAIN

     Have you asked someone how painful it is to give birth? Have you seen how a woman deals with so much pain during giving birth? It was said that “A human body can bear only up to 45 del (units) of pain. Yet at time of giving birth, a mother feels up to…

REVELATIONS: A Jaime De Guzman Retrospective

An exhibit in the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Date: 4 March to 26 April 2015 “It was expressionism, a very dark one, that first appealed to Jaime as a painter. In the 1970s, he earned critical reputation for his large-scale canvases, which frolicked darkly on the margins of expressionism and surrealism, employed a motley…