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What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

20/20: Volume I These days have been lazy and slow, just the way I like them. Staying at home for the last few days, I enjoyed just being with family and spending rainy afternoons with a good book or old movie. Today, I went through my old stuff again (diaries, slumbooks, letters) like I always did when I’m home. Because I felt nostalgic and all mushy, and because I’ve recently come across blog posts with the author answering random questions about themselves, I say why not try  ...

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What’s next for us?

Life Update // May-August 2017 It’s been a few months since I last wrote a life update post. I failed at creating weekly updates through my Over 52 Series like I promised (which was supposed to be a bullet form list of how my week went, mini adventures here and there). Sad to say, I gotta have to let go of this one from here onwards. I don’t know, maybe I got lazy in between days. Maybe I got sidetracked with work and other stuff. Or maybe I just got uninspired to write about  ...

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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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