Christmas Tree for Johanna

It is the time of the year again that we gather to celebrate this special occasion we call Christmas. In the Philippines, you see decors starting in September then hear songs right after Halloween, as what, they say this country has the longest Christmas celebration. For us who are far from our family, working abroad…

Mama

Everyone says we look alike I got her dimples and her smile Unfortunately, I didn’t get her talent for cooking She loves to cook for people She loves the kitchen She gives you tough love, she’ll tell you straight if you are doing something stupid She’ll nag you but she’ll also comfort you She’s my…

Down South

My Tuesdays are all about coffee and words. I get to sit down in my favorite coffee shop and have space for myself juggling on projects. I remember when I was in Brazil I also used to have this tradition, I would walk to Urbe a local cafe along Ave Paulista with a good friend of…

The Purple Cow

I developed a routine now, I walked every morning coming home from work. I am grateful to have witnessed every sunrise these past few weeks. I met new people. Today, while I was walking, a lot of things dawned on me. I realized that I am “home” for almost two months, everything is the same…

The Candy Story

I’d like to share with you the sweetness of life I’d like to tell you that there are a lot of colors in this dull world I’d hold your hand just in case you feel lost or scared I’d smile at you just in case I imagine we are at the beach laughing and telling…

Silence

  It was the first week of October I ordered a local brew in my favorite coffee shop I stared at a blank space reminiscing memories that we created together they say that its bitterness those laughter that we shared were something you fell into silence you walked away I tasted my french press coffee…

A Unicorn is not about colors and beauty

I was convinced that this creature is not real. And then someone brought it up, she is proud that Unicorns are real and so here I am writing about Unicorns. Sigh* Unicorns are said to be the representation of being different. In our modern world, Unicorns are interpreted to be cute for Ig stories. I…

It is all Symmetrical

I have five pending blog posts in my to do list.  I have been slacking lately, lost but not. I have to stop my monkey mind because it creates a lot of demons that would not let me appreciate where I am right now.  The best way for me to communicate my thoughts is through…

The Nagging Culture

Disclaimer: this is a mere reflection of mine, a personal insight nothing political. Just to be sure if I am using the “word” right, I have to consult google. The word “nagging” means (of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something. “a nagging person” 2.persistently painful or worrying. Naturally, people have this instant gratification…

Old Routines

You know that feeling when you suddenly feel that everything is old? You were appreciating new sites and people and just a snap of a finger now you are back walking the same streets when you were fifteen. Is this what they call Home? I am back to my “city” and everyone even if you…

Why Get out? travel more to know you more!

A year ago I was waiting at the same airport in Johannesburg heading to Sao Paul, Brazil today I’m going back to the Philippines ( I can’t use the word home because the world is my home) Why Get Out?  My path tremendously changed because I decided to get out of my comfort zone, this…