Alas-kuwatro ng umaga, gigising na naman Pipiliting ibuka ang kanyang mga mata, Ngunit sumabay na lamang ang pagbuhos ng luha. Pinunasan. Bumangon na sa kama. May bahid ng pagkatulala at namamanhid ang mga paa, Dumiretso sa banyo upang maghilamos ng mukha. Sa salamin nakita niya ang kanyang ginawa, Tatlong araw na nagmukmok at lumuha. Lubog … Continue reading Cynthia


Stones and pebbles covered the floor A few green grass growing in between There's a faint smell flowing Smoky, muddy, sweet, but hard "Walk!" a low voice shouts behind Someone bumps a small girl on the right My feet shake and lose balance Hit my knee to one rough rock More heavy steps marching forward … Continue reading Pavement

Books for an Old Soul

Personally, there is a different feeling whenever I flip through pages of books. The new and the old ones, I tend to be more attracted to the latter. The smell of old, thrift shop books are intoxicating, and yes it's strange but I sniff through some of the pages. It's just me 😉 Every reader … Continue reading Books for an Old Soul

A Look Back: The Rhetoricians ♥

March 23, 2005 University of the Philippines Los Baños The birth date of The Rhetoricians 🙂 Today is the 10th anniversary of the UPLB Speech Communication organization. A place which I considered a family since the day I became I member in 2010. It is such a wonderful moment to look back to the things … Continue reading A Look Back: The Rhetoricians ♥

Dreams, Failures, and Everything In Between

Isn't it funny that day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different..." - C.S. Lewis Being in my early twenties is difficult to imagine myself worrying much about the future. This stage in my life seems to be a carefree one. I guess, I never got to that level. Every … Continue reading Dreams, Failures, and Everything In Between


Minsan nasugatan ka na pala pero hindi mo pa alam. Nagpadala ka lang sa bugso ng damdamin, maaaring saya o lungkot. Sobra-sobra. Malilingon mo lang at mapapansin ang sugat kapag kumikirot na ito. Nagmistulang may ilang daang karayom ang unti-unting tumutusok dito. Tumutulo na pala minsan ang iilang patak ng dugo sa iyong balat pero … Continue reading Sugat

The Cycle

A roller coaster emotional ride Across the day, spreading like fire Bringing me up but pulling me down Shaking the fear dwelling within Jumping about the joy I felt Sucked down suddenly down to hell My feelings are being scattered everywhere People around are bothered and stressed Can't help and stop the pain But burst … Continue reading The Cycle

DAY 6 Memories of My Forgotten Childhood

As I was growing up, the media became my source of knowledge. I got entertained and educated. The influence that I got was so strong that I was stuck with the stories and characters. There came a certain dependence that I felt towards these fictional places and people that I've met. The preferences that I … Continue reading DAY 6 Memories of My Forgotten Childhood

DAY 4 Memories of My Forgotten Childhood

There are times when thoughts can't fully come out of my mind, and can't fit into words. Either searching for a scene or finding the right pitch, when you get a writer's block. It seems difficult to get away from it. As a young aspiring writer, I usually get stuck with an empty screen and blinking cursor … Continue reading DAY 4 Memories of My Forgotten Childhood