Category Archives: Shorts

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

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Lately

It sucks that we won’t get to know what the future holds until it becomes the present and the fact that this starts to seem like a particularly pretentious introductory line sucks even more. I think I might have reached … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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The occasional journal entries almost always begin with a “Hi.” which starts to sound like a forced greeting from someone who just happened to meet an old acquaintance by accident.

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I can’t wait for December

We had been so engrossed talking of the people who needed a wake-up call by the end of September that we almost didn’t notice October fly by in a whiff. It’s almost like the cigarette I set on the ashtray … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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One day,

not too long ago, we were out on an after-shift stroll at the mall. We were walking side by side, arms swaying but barely touching, while talking about absolutely nothing, like what we’ve always been doing. When our forearms caught … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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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

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LBN

So I finally bought a new notebook today, was accompanied by someone who didn’t know how important it is to someone like me. I’m no longer used to be around people who don’t know why I write, why I enjoy … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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These days, those days

There are days when I think I can never write anything in the same way I did back then. There are days when I think, hey, I can just let myself rot in this industry and forget writing altogether. And … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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‘When nothing is sure, everything is possible’

I clicked on the Add New Post link without anything in mind to write about — maybe because I’m saving my thoughts so that I could have something written down on that freakin’ expensive planner I bought with the Panda … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Day off ruminations II

Nothing of consequence ever comes out of this kind of thinking, or overthinking, to be precise. It only justifies my shortcomings and insecurities. It only makes me anxious. I stare blankly at the computer screen, seemingly fixated on reading, thoughts … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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