Starting Again: Writing Exercise

In spite of having all the mental preparation in writing, it couldn't seem so easy to begin going back to that old self of mine who could easily finish a short story in one sitting. Now, there are just too many things, too many ideas, and real life concerns that occupy my mind that my … Continue reading Starting Again: Writing Exercise

My Thoughts are All Over the Place

Three hundred and sixty five years in a year and most of those I have spent in my mind. Have you ever felt like you could not do anything because you are overwhelmed even before starting anything? This is a typical moment for me as I have been a constant over-thinker. There were days that … Continue reading My Thoughts are All Over the Place

Going through JET Programme 2021

This post may be nine months late, but it's still best to have this here. Uncertainty filled the air as 2020 came rushing into a series of unfathomable concerns. To many of us, the change in our regular routine turned our lives into a pit of never-ending questions and dream-like episodes with a sprinkle of … Continue reading Going through JET Programme 2021

Revisiting My Old Self

Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to look back to your own self? Perhaps, to see how you were then and find another way to make sense of all your decisions and experiences. In my case, as I get older, I think I become more sentimental and so I pick up on … Continue reading Revisiting My Old Self

My Escape, My Comfort

There were no books in reach as I was growing up. I did not come from a family of readers. However, this reality did not hinder my complex journey with reading. Through the years, I was able to finally identify the various activities and content that bring me comfort. Stories, Cartoons, and Films As a … Continue reading My Escape, My Comfort

Typhoon Ulysses and the rest of the Philippines

The year sure knows how to cram at the last minute. It seems that 2020 has yet to rest from all the challenges fate has poured into humanity’s lives. Heartbreaking sights are seen everywhere. Our country, the Philippines, was not spared from the wrath of nature as multiple typhoons destroyed numerous properties, devastated massive land … Continue reading Typhoon Ulysses and the rest of the Philippines

Are you ready for online teaching?

The term new normal has transformed into various images and scenarios in the past seven months as people worldwide try to make sense of the global health pandemic. The virus is still present, and the reality of health concerns remains a top source of anxiety for many. In the Philippines, there has been an ongoing struggle with … Continue reading Are you ready for online teaching?

Step 2 in Retrieving my Lost Time – Grace

Start with grace and appreciation for even the smallest action. Just as I open my eyes, I need to give grace to the Lord. I must say my gratitude for giving me another day to live and to witness the wonders of life here on Earth. It may be difficult to get up at times, … Continue reading Step 2 in Retrieving my Lost Time – Grace

Adulting: Struggles of Letting Go

Have you ever experienced a day when you just blurt out statements like 'Shocks, I'm getting old!' or 'Seriously? How old are you?'? I have those moments now, but I'm not even close to turning 30. I just hit the sweet quarter of a hundred mark and yet I feel somehow overwhelmed on how 'adult' … Continue reading Adulting: Struggles of Letting Go