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Unearthed | 04

Right now, I feel like the saddest, lowest, weakest version of myself and I can’t seem to do anything about it. I’ve been dealing with this crap for eternity and I for one, has become deaf and numb to my own internal vendetta. I’ve been in the same position for hours now. It seems like a lifetime has passed and I’m still my old cranky, mad-at-the-world-for-nothing self. It’s exhausting. I’m done with the how’s and why’s in my life and I would give anything just to hear myself say that I’m  ...

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Against the Tide

Why do I write? I ask myself this question lately having gone through my old blogs and it dawned on me why I started blogging in the first place. I write because there are innumerable words in my head waiting to be sung. There are unfathomable thoughts swirling around that even I could not contain into boxes. There is a myriad of feelings that I can’t quite understand myself, needing to be released into the world to make sense of. I am a poet. And I’m also a realist. There has  ...

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One Reason to Love 13 Reasons Why – A Review

I remember going through Fully Booked’s three floors in BGC back in 2009 just for this one particular book. I could no longer recall how I got to know about Jay Asher’s novel at that time (maybe from Candy magazine?) but something about it seeped its way into my unknowing heart, etched a deep scar and stayed there ever since. Fast forward to eight years later, the very concept of bullying and suicide are still on both ends of the pendulum. Cutting to the chase, 13 Reasons Why is  ...

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6-18/52

Hey there! I’ve been failing miserably at doing weekly posts when I promised to do so. So for my Over 52 series, here’s a bit of backtracking for the past 3 months. February (Week 6-9) 1. Binge-watched two of Netflix’s original series: Santa Clarita Diet, which stars Drew Barrymore as the undead and Timothy Olyphant as the ever supportive husband. Can I just say that I absolutely looooove this series! The cast ensemble has a totally wacky chemistry that makes the series so  ...

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3, 4 and 5/52

Okay, remember when I told you that I suck at making weekly posts as I am lazy as a cow? Hate to say it but I told you so. In the events leading to my absence, I came up with the idea of compressing those three weeks worth of stories and happy thoughts to share in a single post (because why not?). Saves a lot of space and I don’t really want to bore you much further with three separate entries, now would I? 3/52: 1. Going loco over indie song playlists on YouTube, which I guess sums  ...

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2/52

Hello, earthlings! I know, I know. I’m late to post this yet again. Here’s my week’s highlights for Week 2/52. 1. Two days before Janice’s flight, we bonded over TGIF’s loaded potato twisters and riblets. That was a much needed gastronomic delight. So long overdue and the best part of my week I should say. 2. Finally watched The Girl on the Train. I had mixed feelings about it so to speak. I clearly don’t know if I side with the book or movie on this one.  ...

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1/52

I’m starting a blog series called OVER 52, which will be a weekender post most likely, and the goal of which is to document the highlights of my week. It’s a series inspired by one of the many blogs I follow Brunch at Audrey’s. I’ve said in my Notes Page that I’ve let go of my Sunday Currently series as I’ve found it to be mainstream for my taste and I wanted something that’s more personal to me. And so this is gonna be like those Friday Happy  ...

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Life Lately: Chapter 3

December is definitely my favorite month of the year; not only because of the month-long reunions and get-togethers, but because of the festive mood that everyone’s in, even on this side of the globe! (Yes, we’re that lucky! Yey!) It’s infectious! There are too many reasons to be joyous this season: malls are emblazoned with holiday decor, winter markets sprout here and there, the chilly weather that everyone’s waiting for is finally here, and who could rule out the  ...

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