To the men in my life

This is a short appreciation post for the men who helped me get through a stressful point in my life, because I seriously don’t know what I would do without these people. I didn’t want to write about this while the issue was still ongoing because it’s very sensitive, but now that everything has been…

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English

I remember attending a friend’s debut party and, as per the tradition, select friends of hers would give her a gift (“treasure”) and prepare a short speech for her. As I was getting ready to go onstage to give my gift and speech, someone told me: “Hey, you graduated from (this school) and (that school),…

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Pressure

A few weeks back, I attended the wake of my best friend’s grandpa and since we grew up together, a lot of her family members recognized me even after so many years and asked me how I was doing. I don’t know why but lots of people thought that I went to grad school just like my…

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#DearMe

I am participating in the #DearMe campaign for International Women’s Day. I love this idea and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, I’ve just been waiting for the right opportunity to do something like this. I am addressing this letter to my 15 year-old self, during that certain period when everything just sucked for…

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Respect

(Disclaimer: I am no longer a practicing Catholic; therefore, I no longer embrace the Catholic Church’s teachings and am currently studying with another religion. However, my parents are both devout Catholics.) Today is Pope Francis’ last day in the Philippines and I am writing this entry to reflect on his visit and how some people…

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Transitions

It’s so amazing how my last day as a teenager was spent finishing papers and other boring schoolwork, then my first day as a 20 year-old was spent walking on the streets of an unfamiliar country. To most people, that statement might seem like I just spent my birthday going on a holiday. Nothing special….

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Yield

Is it a bad thing to be honest and true? Do you know the feeling where the things you do are very different from what others are doing? But you know you’re doing the right thing, no matter how different you might be. Everyone tells you to throw away all your beliefs and convictions because…

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The importance of friends

I’m not the type of person who tells other people her concerns. I mean, I do share some things with other people, but I mostly share my joys and not my problems. It’s because I believe that I should find all the anwers and solutions on my own. Besides, the world doesn’t give a damn…

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