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24 Hours Of Being 24: Or, The Deeper Reason Why Birthdays Are Such A Big Deal For Me

February 11, 2018


I suppose I should put a trigger warning here somewhere, because this is gonna get pretty dark. I guess. I have to admit something: I always cry on my birthday. It’s not out of sadness or out of happiness, but out of being completely and genuinely overwhelmed. In fact, I just had a gut-wrenching ugly-cry […]

The Dark Side Of Writing: Writer’s Block (Originally published at Thought Catalog)

August 2, 2017


This post is really special to me because it helped me get published at a popular platform for the first time. Thanks, Thought Catalog. You validated my worth. I’m too lazy (and un-tech savvy) to repost the entire piece so here ya go. Click the hell out of it. The Dark Side Of Writing: Writer’s Block […]

I don’t need one

July 18, 2017


I see them everywhere, happy. At restaurants, malls, or even at my nightly ride back home. All my life, everything they do is so foreign and unfamiliar. Like the customs of a culture from another planet. Everywhere I go, they’re there – Holding hands, teasing, looking at each other longingly. Both enjoying the company of […]

Laughing at the face of depression (or, how to still make fun even if you want to die)

April 27, 2017


The animated series Rick and Morty is one of the most thought-provoking shows in this day and age. Its sci-fi comedy plot lines riddled with existential angst and fart jokes have resonated with millions of people looking for entertainment that breaks the mold and speaks to theĀ inner human suffering. Its profound storyline explored themes of […]

Things I learned from therapy sessions

April 5, 2017


Judging by the length of the queue outside the clinic, a lot of people actually do seek help. Therapists are literally paid to listen to your problems. Unless you don’t have to pay him/her because your father is a doctor. It’s more of a free consultation really, but it’s nice to find a therapist who […]

Screw Maria Clara, I’m not weak.

March 10, 2017


Juan Luna, “Tampuhan” (1895) Yesterday, March 8, we commemorated International Women’s Day. Now, I’ve been meaning to make a blog post on something along the lines of feminism and how everyone is getting it wrong, but I guess now’s the time given the current state of my emotions. And that current state is…not quite pretty. […]

Lorde’s “Green Light” and the pain of hoping

March 8, 2017


Oh I wish I could get my things and just let go I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it