Traumas and the Talk

The thing people do not speak about: post-traumatic stress SUPost sent a rejection e-mail today, and trivago a week ago. Flashback to 8 months prior–I was packing my things back home to the Philippines, and making sure I leave Japan without any loose thread. I took care of pending bills, and the mandatory pension I will … More Traumas and the Talk

Promise ring

No shocker this post is about a promise ring, but it’s not just about any promise ring. It is a  diamond ring sent from Kentucky to Manila, paid for in Texas. You see we’re living in a borderless world. Dec 2, 2016 Manila–The morning after I got back home from my two-week vacation in Singapore, my … More Promise ring

Pi & Despondence

I am waiting for Malachite to wake up with a mug of red wine beside me. I must have finished a third of a bottle. I’ve just finished watching the movie Life of Pi in my attempt to understand the whole thing the second time around. The first time I watched it was in the big … More Pi & Despondence

Am I ready?

THE BRITNEY SPEARS SYNDROME A.K.A. THE “LUCKY” I’ve never had a boyfriend, and in three days I will turn 24. It no longer surprises me that this fact surprises people. I have gotten too many “No kidding?” and “You gotta be lying!” to react any differently. In fact I have crafted the best answer when I deal … More Am I ready?

On repose in trials

“Consider yourselves fortunate, my brothers and sisters, when you meet with every kind of of trial, for you know that the testing of you faith makes you steadfast.” James I 1:2 “…God has said: ‘I will never forsake you or abandon you,’ and we shall confidently answer: ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not fear; … More On repose in trials