To the person who is afraid to let go

There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “Let Go”. Let’s face it, ayaw natin bitawan yung mga tao’t bagay na mahahalaga sa ating buhay (We never wanna let go of the significant people and things in our lives). But, as my brother would say, “It be like that sometimes”. I’m [...]

Midyear Checkpoint: 183 Down, 183 to Go

Before you guys start reading this, take a breath. Trust me, I did so myself before writing this piece. It’s been an eventful year so far to say the least, and for all the wrong reasons too, mind you. I know y’all are physically, mentally, and emotionally tired as I am. I’ve got some good [...]

The Art of Being a Sponge in a World Full of Snowflakes: Why Criticism is Important

Credits: Margo Cruz We all have dreams and aspirations. Even though we are in the middle of a worldwide quarantine, I can assure myself that it is not enough to deter us from doing the things we want to do in life. Sure, some of these dreams may be put “on hold” for a little [...]

Salvaging 2020 & Surviving Social Media Slander

Ctto: Photo not mine Whew. It’s been a rough week. Heck, that’s an understatement. It’s been a rough year. To this day, our world has dealt with riots, uprisings and so much division among the people. It’s heartbreaking to see how polarizing this world has become in a time where we all need to be [...]

My “Commencement Speech” to the Graduating Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020, its respective parents, teachers and online guests, CONGRATULATIONS!! After 15+ years at your classrooms and hallways, you are now a full-fledged graduate and alumni of your university. I have to say, I am really proud of how far you have come. All the “hell weeks”, terror professors, failed quizzes and [...]

Ang Huling El Bimbo: It Shookt Me to My Core

CAST MEMBERS: Gab Pangilinan, Boo Gabunada, Phi Palmos, Bibo Reyes and Alexa Nicole Salcedo . Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment I may not be an expert armchair movie or play critic, but I am an avid fan of this art form. I make it a point to watch at least one theatrical body of work [...]

MAY I Tell You about My Favorite Month

Ctto: Photo not mine Disclaimer: No puns were intended in the title and the rest of this blog post. Let’s keep it real and be honest with ourselves. We’ve completely lost track of the days. Sure, for most of us, work still continues. However, being cooped up in our respective homes for an extended period [...]

I Do Need Help After All

Ctto: Photo Not Mine Lately, I’ve been thinking about the “could’ve beens” and “what ifs” in my life. One missed job opportunity here, one failed attempt at love there. These demons have been eating me up at 2 in the morning to the point that I always ask myself, “Do nice guys finish last?” To [...]

Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last?

Quarantine has basically got all of us “trapped”. This is true in the sense that there is this inability to move around. Going outside, which was once a simple routine back then, has now become a superpower. Heck, it is even an early Christmas gift we all hope to receive way before December 25 comes [...]

The Alternative Dream Put On Hold

It's the silver linings that make the hours golden. - @jakedelro112897 I know. Waiting is hard. I’ve talked about it over and over in some of my posts, regardless of what that topic was about. I just wrote about the dreams, visions and plans that I laid out for 2020, so having to wait some [...]