Tag Archive: art

Yellow Daydreams

Unlike everyone else who spends summers in beaches, I use the 40 degrees Celsius days drowning in the cold and dark abyss that is my own stream of consciousness. My mind is a generator… Continue reading

Why Wendy Why (Peter Pan’s Song)

Hello, my lost girl, how have you been? I hope you haven’t forgotten the boy I still am– the first who loved you, the first you loved back, the boy who loves you… Continue reading

2017 New Year Wish: I hope you find many beautiful things

It may be a little late for this, but here’s my new year wish: I hope you find many beautiful things– In yourself, in others, in whatever resembles happiness. So here’s to new travels, new… Continue reading

On Breathing Hopes

Did you become everything we have always hoped to be? If yes, then I’m proud of you. If not, I forgive you. I forgive us..

Constellations and Rabbit Holes

In case we don’t chance upon each other, I promise to forgive you. And I’ll forgive me too. In case we don’t chance upon each other, this will remain true: more than stars and rabbits, I have loved you.

For the Mad and the Misfits

It’s so easy for the world, the reality, to discourage you and to say you can’t do it. Always go back to that moment that made you fall in love with what you wanna do. Make sure you are really grounded in what it is that you love, so when doubt seeps in, you can push it aside.

The Ghost of the Seventh Lamp Post

Once upon a time… (Yes, let’s start the story with that. Why not? All happy endings begin with once upon a time anyway.) Let’s do it again, shall we? So once upon a… Continue reading

Smoke, Ashes, and Fireproof Spirits

It was midnight. Fifty firetrucks tried to save a lifetime’s worth of tremendous love, but they could not. Hush.  No, grieve. Grieve. The wailing sirens understand. Our cherished past is now only dust.… Continue reading

Ambivalence

There will be years when breathing comes close to breaking, when  home seems far from your own skin. Courage. Let the world get all you have until what’s left is only what you refuse to give away. You… Continue reading

Cheers

Some flowers and a bottle of wineFor all that is beautifuland all that is gone.

Away

  They were only a few hours away from home– from a great love that has gone wrong. Isn’t it more comforting to measure distance by comparing different time zones?

Poems for People (Part 1)

In celebration of the National Arts Month and Valentine’s Day, I asked my friends to help me love better what I’ve always loved most: poetry. The game’s pretty simple: give me a word… Continue reading

Live Like a Flower

I hope some time within this year you wake up one fine morning and manage to tell yourself you’re proud of it all– the times when love that was right became wrong and… Continue reading

Brave Wishes for the New Year

In the coming year, I wish you will be brave. Whatever it is you have to do– chase a dream or make it wait, recollect or remember to forget, seek new loves or… Continue reading

2015 Eats and Feels

January 13 – Artsy Cafe – Maginhawa, Diliman This marks my last year/semester as a UP undergrad. Had a lovely lunch with my girls before we wait in the crazy enrolment lines for… Continue reading