Losing Lola (Grandmother)

It is said that in this world we do only 2 things completely alone: (1) we are born, naked out of our mother's womb, crying; and (2) we die, alone. But I don't think that we truly do anything alone, there are always people out there, ready to welcome us, to send us off, to [...]

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How “How I Met Your Mother” Broke My Heart

***Disclaimer: Spoilers for How I Met Your Mother Finale below. Proceed at your own risk.***   I have an addictive personality. When I love something, I have no problem overindulging myself. So when I first laid my eyes upon How I Met Your Mother albeit it be through commercials via Star World and small clips [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]