The Catcher in the Rye

“It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school… The Catcher in the Rye is an all-time classic in coming-of-age literature- an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind.”

I float

I wrote this piece last 2017 as a reminder to myself that sometimes life will never turn out to be the way we always want it to be. This is my letter to my younger self. Kath, if you ever find yourself falling in love, again, I hope you'll do it with you. I hope you'll know how to be kind to yourself and love yourself the way you always wanted people to love you.

A brand New Year!

So much has happened in 2022 that I can’t get to pin point the exact word to describe it. It was a whirlwind of highs and lows. I’ve lost a lot, gained a few, but more than anything, I am grateful that I learned a lot and rediscover myself in a whole different way. I wish for a fruitful 2023. I ca’t say I’m ready for you but bring it! Happy New Year!

Leaving 2020

What a year it has been! Bush fires, volcanic eruption, global disease, floods, and different types of natural calamities! Whew! To say that this year was the shittiest year for us people under 100 was clearly an understatement. If only we can sleep it all of and wake up with a brand new start. How... Continue Reading →

Sa Wakas, A Pinoy Rock Musical

“This better be good” is what I remembered telling myself before I entered the theater. Few moments later, I was carried away by the first song—Kwarto. There is subtleness in every performance. There is pain in every emotions. And on top of it all, it taught me that in every relationship, time isn’t just what’s important, but that you also have to set your priorities and focus on what matters most.

(....) “This is beyond good” is what I remembered telling myself after I went out of the theater. It was extraordinary. It is something that would leave a mark in you. Thank you Charissa for creating Sa Wakas, and thank you Ebe for creating songs I will forever treasure in my heart.

Boracay: Before the Hiatus

“The most patriotic thing you can do is to take care of the environment and try to live sustainably” – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Just a few more days before the anticipated Boracay 6-month closure, we get to experience its remarkable crystal beach and powdery sand before it laid to rest for a few months.... Continue Reading →

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