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Dear Mr. Self-Righteous

I haven’t written anything for well over five months now but the devastation that has fallen on my country is too much to bear for me to remain silent. It breaks my heart. It changes perspective. And it shifts paradigms. Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) has left thousands of deaths in its trail. It … Continue reading

The Calling of a Writer

Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with his purpose. Since the beginning of time, man has questioned why he was put on earth. This is not a religious issue, it’s a human issue. You don’t have to be religious to question why you’re here. I’d like to think that I was put here … Continue reading

More Than Gender-Deep

See, if we start allowing these things, they soon become the norm. And the norm isn’t always right. We are given the power to change the norm. We are given the choice to go against it. Continue reading

5 Things To Do Before I Turn A Year Older

They say that time fleeting, especially for the young. We are here today and gone tomorrow because you don’t know what could go wrong in a flash. I have lived for 2 decades now and I really don’t have anything to show for it. So, I have decided that I must make a list of … Continue reading

Memorable Pictures

They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words. The pictures I have can warrant a whole blog post…after all, I am Filipino. And Filipinos are known for 2 things, if not more: (1) We love Karaoke. (2) We love taking pictures. Yanchep National Park is a nature reserve located here in Western Australia in … Continue reading

The Woman Behind It All

Mothers. How do I even begin to describe what a mother is, what my mom is to me? Perhaps, Edwin Hubbell Chapin said it best: “No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love.  It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes … Continue reading

I Am Broken and It’s OK.

It’s been no secret to any of my former church leaders that it has been a struggle for me spiritually when we moved from the Philippines to Australia. It has been hard on me. It wasn’t easy, it was quite difficult. And my relationship with the Lord did not come out of it unscathed, on the contrary, it … Continue reading

The Golden Rule of Growing Up

I mean, we all know that little weird boy who grew up to be a hot guy, or the little girl with buck tooth turn into a supermodel-esque woman, or even that ugly duckling turn into a beautiful swan. Continue reading

Yes, I Am Fat

They tell me I do a good job when I get good grades at school, succeed at something or see that I work hard, what they don’t tell me is that I’m a great singer (because, let’s face it, I’m not) or that I’m a great dancer (because I can’t dance for my life). But will that stop me from singing at a karaoke bar? No, I’m still gonna belt out a huge song even if my voice is out of tune. Will it stop me from dancing like crazy on a dance floor? No, I’m gonna flail and flap even if I’m out of rhythm. Why? Because it’s fun. Continue reading

How To Deal With People Who Do Not Use Proper Grammar

If you’ve ever come across this thing called the Internet, then you could, more or less, relate to and understand and maybe even know some of the people I am going to talk about. We all know them, we might even have them in our friend list: people who don’t know the difference between your … Continue reading

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