I got a copy of The Flip Reader a few weeks ago. It was on sale. More than 70% off. I was fortunate. The country? Not so much. A markdown of 70% percent can only mean one thing—no one’s buying it. Sad. Being a collection of the greatest hits from the Flip magazine, there’s really … Continue reading Try Again
In the last 40 days I lost two uncles to cancer. Four family members in the last three years. One could have turned 67 today. We had the interment of the other instead. I don’t want to reduce them to a number. I have seen how the sickness have reduced them to a fraction of … Continue reading Black
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You walk out of the building with your book open in front of your face. The last thing you want to be is pretentious but you're just a handful of pages from the ending and reading while walking is one of your very well developed antisocial skills. Yes it's a skill; you can even write … Continue reading
Back in sixth grade, my teacher had to talk to me regarding my class standing. I wasn't submitting a monthly requirement that involved a collection of stories demonstrating values we discussed in our EKAWP1 class. It was already the third quarter and my grade was being affected. Being the lazy creative that I am and … Continue reading Look Back
Tonight I walked against a tide of people rushing home. For a moment there loneliness was so real. I guess the blues caught me off-guard again. The noise of the day was slowly dying down, people were rushing home, the world would slip to silence in a while and amidst the bustle there I was … Continue reading Whale
I found myself for the third time in the Cordilleras. I actually mean Baguio City but calling it the Cordilleras makes things sound more interesting. The place has become a refuge when the stress level gets alarming and I need a break from the “noise”. Truth be told, there is nothing much [left] for me … Continue reading Back to the Mountains