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Writer’s Block: A Scene

August 2, 2017

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The cursor blinks as another minute passes. I take another sip of coffee. The rain pours outside as I check social media. People are either angry at something or bragging about their life. Everything’s crap. I try to get my brain working. I put a nice tune on loop. I read to get some ideas. […]

I don’t need one

July 18, 2017

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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

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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 the inner human suffering. Its profound storyline explored themes of […]

Things I learned from therapy sessions

April 5, 2017

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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

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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

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

What it means to be vulnerable

February 1, 2017

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.” – C.S. Lewis