Rain

Yesterday, it rained for the first time this summer. While it happened, I sat in an office that smelled of old books and drowned with the voices of people talking business.  Occasionally I would hear a clap of thunder and lightning and smile to myself. All of the day's sweltering heat will be washed off by…

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Boom

This morning I woke up to the sound of a loud boom. I read recently on Yahoo that there was a sleeping phenomenon where people would suddenly hear an explosion, but that explosion is only made up in their brains. When I heard it this morning though, Frankie immediately barked at the sound. And then…

Loop

Words and images escape me. I've been thinking all day of what to write but I can't sustain my train of thought. Truth is, I've forgotten how to write. I miss my old self, the old me who believed in the innocence of keeping a diary. I would write in it day and night, not…

Summer

My friend told me that the whole month of April is Lit month. I don't know if it's for real but we challenged each other to write everyday for the whole month. So here's my entry for the first of April. A Haiku Now can you feel it Summer's fingers reaching out Finally, we meet.

Last Sunday my family and I were able to watch the repeat run of the musical Rock of Ages here in Manila. My fascination with musicals has flickered in the past few years, plus I wasn’t really keen about seeing Vina Morales on the stage so I went without really thinking of having the best…

Ryan Gosling Pt.2

I knew beforehand that Ryan Gosling is part of a two-man band called Dead Man’s Bones. Their music is a bit weird, but weird in a good way, bordering on indie and gospel. Their songs are mainly about ghosts floating, skeletons, and graveyards—death in general. So just imagine my surprise when I found this on…

Funny Face

I don’t think it’s normal to fall in love with a face like this. It’s not your typical cute. Big googly eyes, a pudgy nose, and saggy jowls do not necessarily make the best face. But they do make sense on Frankie. He’s our new puppy. And I have fallen in love with him completely,…