Bato Springs Resort, Laguna

Chaotic and busy urban life, pollution brought forth by the so-called “progress”, red-flagged emails, deadlines, alarms… stop. Time to log off for a while, breathe and slow down. Time to take a break. 🙂 For thirsty wanderers like me, Bato Springs is like an oasis in the middle of the desert, and a perfect paradise…

Para sa mga Nagmahal, Nagmamahal at Magmamahal…

Bukod sa labing-walong makukulay at malalanding sticky notes sa desktop ko, at dalawang patak ng luha sa aking papel na ngayo’y nagsusumigaw ng “Ginusto ko ‘to!”, wala na akong ibang mapagtuunan ng pansin. Kaya tara, usaping puso muna tayo mga kapatid. Mga Bagay na Dapat Isaalang-alang Kapag Nagmahal, Nagmamahal at Magmamahal Ang love ay parang…

Chan’s Day

Tiyan Chan’s Day Okay. So, what am I even doing here in a computer shop? Put your hands down. I am not that sleepy yet, and I feel like answering my own question. It’s already 2PM, and I guess, I am here to elaborate the meaning of “martyrdom”, hoping not to cause any unnecessary exaggerations…

My Christmas Wish List

So here goes another one of my “doing-things-though-you-don’t-know-why” dramas in life. Oh, yeah, fasten your seatbelt; I am also making my Wish List! ‘Tis not because I want to have them all before this year ends (I am not greedy and do not believe in wildly unrealistic and delusional realization of all dreams and wishes…

The Evolution of My Happiness

“Why not write a happy story… 😛 for a change?” (Yeah, don’t forget about the smiley sticking out its tongue.) This was the suggestion (or maybe, his fancy word for “dare”) of my officemate who happened to read my post yesterday. I stopped for a while to reflect and to remind myself of the reason…

A Bit of Peace of Mind

Imagine me grabbing my pen, doing some doodles, then introspecting… introspecting more… introspec (it’s way too early for lies) …falling asleep. Now take a screenshot of that scenario in your mind. Perfect. That’s exactly me most of the time (perhaps, a flimsy disguise for “Always”). A sleepyhead. This is the reason why I haven’t posted something here…

Kalansing ng Pag-asa

“Ate, Kuya. Excuse me po. Saglit lang po. Pwede pong makahingi ng pandagdag ng pamasahe? Ate… Kuya…” Mas marami pang nagaganap sa mundo kaysa sa kayang kunan ng camera at media… Mas marami pang pangyayaring hindi saklaw ng balitang ipinapakita… Nakikita ba ng salitang kawang-gawa ang mga guhit sa’king palad? Natitilamsikan man lang ba ng…

This Too Shall Pass

Aside from the inspiration to write again, one of the achingly real things that I need right now is the firm grip on faith and focus. I honestly don’t know which is fake and which is real “me” anymore. There is this fighting optimism telling me to display a smile, and at the same time,…

DIY Halloween Costume

  Uh-huh, too late to post something about Halloween, eh? But I still want to share my experience slash kill-me-now, slash I-will-never-gonna-do-this-again presentation of my DIY’d Halloween costume. So, we had this Halloween Costume Contest in our company, and the prize was a cloud-nine-y Php 2,000,000.00! Just kidding… it’s just an extravagance of my imagination.…