Bulwarks & Trebuchets

Whereas in the past I penned an optimistic passage to herald a new start, this time I plan to do something entirely different. What this is is a treatise on passion. It’s the eve of a new year and the threat of a new slate looms dreadful in the blackened horizon. As I lie on…

Permutations: Rainfall

Press play before reading. Rainfall’s Rage I live in a world that stops when the waters pour. This is no revelation. Just an inconvenient truth. Half my life’s made up of late nights spent in stranded solitude, with blaring red lights desperately trying to snake through bottlenecks of wet asphalt. The fluidity of words is…

Maybe we sleep

Maybe fulfillment, however fleeting, trumps the state of brooding & hollow I’ve come to call home. Maybe it pays to dream. Maybe slingshots, maybe gunfire, finality, and breakage discredits our faith. Maybe picketfence embraces and worrying about someone won’t hurt as much in the long run. Maybe fear is fear and is poisonous when left unchecked. Maybe…

I am NOT In a Relationship

I am, however, stranded in Makati, typing at a coffee shop, drying the clothes off my back, and hoping I have enough vitamin C in me to ward off a fever or, God forbid, a flu. I also spent the last few minutes wondering about a lot of things… I’m too lazy to prose, and…

Watch me drown

My drive is waning and I no longer feel as committed as I was. Sure there are developments, but I feel like nothing can fix it – I feel stuck in a loop, questioning if life has anything else in store. This is not what I dreamed I would be at this age. I keep thinking…

Death Dismantled

It’s already the end of July. And I haven’t posted anything. So for the sake of giving you something new to read, I went and pulled something out of my drafts. Here are quick bite sized snippets culled from the recesses of my own deranged mind–something I wrote sometime in January, 3rd I think? Haha….

Stability unlocked

January’s usually where goal setting’s all the rage. And I’m proud to have stood by last year’s mantra — which is stability — which meant no emotional entanglements until I find security — security, which I plan on working on this year. 🙂 In the process of doing this, I have also managed to quit…

Flight aversion

I used to think definitions have a tendency to limit. That words are a step closer to betrayal. What you are and what you’re not, that implies finite cages, maybe for molding, or for trapping our otherwise abstract potential. And so I tried veering away from the verbose. Master brevity, Strunk said. Thought that that’s…

You have no idea

On Monday, I woke up at around 8:30 and dozed on and off waiting for the right idea, or spark, to swirl on my head, like wine, firing up my neurons, breaking delusions, lacing my humdrum reality with any immediate purpose I could find – anything so long as it gets me moving. Today, it’s…

Caveat

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