Category Archives: Emosentishit

Bits

1 It was 1 AM and I was on my way home from work. There was a bit of fuss as passengers boarded the jeepney. I wondered what that was about and as I sat in my seat, I locked … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, Chop suey, Emosentishit, Open secrets | Mag-iwan ng puna

Note to self

What kept me going then was a simple statement, a self-pep talkā€”The trick is to find something to look forward to every single day. I try to use the same mantra nowadays and it keeps me up, makes me think: … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Emosentishit, Shorts, Workplace woes | Mag-iwan ng puna

C-zoned

It was like love in that way: Look at this! What’s going to happen here? “Unless the volcano erupts,” became a joke, like “See you Friday, unless the volcano erupts,” or “I’ll love you forever, unless the volcano erupts.” At … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Emosentishit, Existential angst | Tagged , | 1 Puna

Postscript

I guess I have a thing for lockers. I fantasized about having one of them in high school and college, and was genuinely thrilled when I finally had one at the first company I worked for away from home. That’s … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, Emosentishit, Workplace woes | 1 Puna

Big bad bull

If I were born a boy, none of this would have happened. But the heavens intended for me to become a girl so how the hell am I going to deal with that without having to worry about the syntax … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Emosentishit, Family and friends, Open secrets | Mag-iwan ng puna

The sorry story

Between the two of us, I guess it’s always you who concedes first, apologizes first. Serves you right, I used to think, for being the first to get infuriated, the first to feel unappreciated. I could bear not talking to … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, Emosentishit, Family and friends, Nostalgia, Prompts, Shorts, Write stuff | Tagged , , | 1 Puna

The last second chance

I am not trying to be some voracious reader here who quotes profound passages by famous authors every now and then; to tell you honestly, I haven’t had enough Murakami to completely comprehend him. I have read Dance Dance Dance … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Emosentishit, Family and friends, Open secrets, Prompts, Workplace woes, Write stuff | Tagged , , , , , | 4 mga puna

The sum of its parts

I have been reciting this opening spiel for a year now “Thank you for calling (insert name of an American prepaid phone service provider which goes very well with my phone name), this is Mary speaking. May I have your … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Chop suey, Emosentishit, Photographs, Workplace woes | Tagged , | 4 mga puna

Day off ruminations IV

I should have seen this coming. But perhaps I’m too jaded to really feel anything that resembles romantic love from anybody. Well, it’s a given that you’ve stirred something in me (that’s what led me to write about you for … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, Emosentishit, Workplace woes | Mag-iwan ng puna

The point is pointless

Never underestimate the ability of a busy road to make you feel even lonelier than you already are while standing on a sidewalk and waiting for a jeepney homebound. Jeepneys pass by. You still stand there waiting. Different sights and … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, College roughage, Emosentishit, Nostalgia | Tagged , | 5 mga puna

Snip

You know I have written about you so many times in the past that writing about you in a column and getting it published could cost me my almost-nonexistent reputation and give you an idea that I am not over … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Emosentishit, Nostalgia, Shorts | Mag-iwan ng puna

The walls won’t break down

This attraction is not going anywhere so I guess I better stop replying to your pop-up messages or unfriend you on Facebook once and for all (but on second thought, that would be too obvious so I’m probably sticking to … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, College roughage, Emosentishit, Shorts | Mag-iwan ng puna

For all the words I dare not speak

Never underestimate the ability of a busy road to make you feel lonelier than you already are while waiting for a jeepney homebound. short stop, sudden drop

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, College roughage, Emosentishit, Nostalgia, Shorts | Tagged , | Mag-iwan ng puna

Loose ends

Words were lost deep in the protracted silences that the two of you had shared. Blame her who had decided to completely cut the ties, but don’t forget that you didn’t do anything to make her change her mind. – … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, College roughage, Emosentishit, Shorts | Mag-iwan ng puna

10 to ten

I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing. 18 to ten. Some Latino is serenading me in the background while I’m veering away from fcking thesis matrices. This entire editing shiz is sucking the creativity left in me that I could … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Nai-post sa Bitter sweets, College roughage, Emosentishit, Shorts | Mag-iwan ng puna