Saturday, October 31, 2015


I will remember the sound of your voice when you say my name;
The pizza you sliced and put on my plate;
The garlic bread you offered;
The spaghetti platter you held so I could put some on my plate;
The water you poured into my glass;
When you asked me if I was being bullied a lot;
When you defended me against the bullies;
And when you told me that there's no honor student that is shy.

I wish I could loosen up a bit of myself and put my guard down.
Maybe then you'd talk to me a bit more.
Maybe then...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

TWITTER: How to read all the tweets from people you follow without scrolling your entire timeline

There are days when you just want to read tweets from your close friends, or the celebrities you're pegging, or the boy band your stalking. But you follow more than 200+ random accounts so the tweets you wanna read get overlooked by you scrolling so fast mindlessly.

I think there are only a handful of people who know about this feature from Twitter. I find it so helpful because it saves time.

The feature is called the LIST. I don't remember how I discovered this feature. When I first made my account back in 2010, I was clueless about how Twitter works so I just kept on exploring it and came across this feature. And I've been using it ever since. 

The reality: 

What are the chances that you can read every tweet in your timeline if you follow like a hundred accounts? We have limited time here. Well unless you have plenty of time to scroll until younreach the lats tweets you have read. Plus, sometimes the tweets you wanna read are those that are from the people you're really interested in, sans the random accounts you're following.

Here's how it works.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

{ The Happy List: #9 }

  1. Hugs from long-time-no-see friends
  2. I love you's when sincere
  3. Sinigang na isda for dinner on a cold night
  4. Sleeping in at 8 PM and waking up at 6 AM because your body clock finally adjusted
  5. Finding an old money in your jeans' pocket
  6. Looking through pictures of your Holiday Celebration
  7. The innocence of a two-year-old kid
  8. Listening to your new favorite song over and over again
  9. The cool breeze of December to January days
  10. People appreciating your work
  11. Reading your last year's planner and thinking how wonderful the last year has been
  12. And being really stoked for the adventures you will have and the people you will meet this new year
Make your own The Happy List!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Coffee xx

I am writing you this because I was in a coffee shop earlier today and the bitter-sweet taste of the coffee I was drinking reminded me of your lips. And how one sip from the cup transported me back to the time when we were lurking under the big mango tree on an abandoned bridge at 12 midnight being the invincible kids that we are—the hushed whispers, the goosebumps, and the kisses and the kisses and the kisses.

I can still hear your rasp voice saying you just had a cup of coffee before coming to our little rendezvous. And I can still feel the hair on the back of my neck prickling from the heat of your breath against my ear when you whisper the words I love you over and over and over again, like a prayer.

I was brought back out of my sudden recollection of memories when I realized I was unconsciously scribbling your name on the tissue paper. So I decided to write a note to tell you that I remembered you today and hope that you're doing well. There was a bit of coffee stain on the tissue, if you wouldn't mind. And I hope whoever finds this, it makes them remember of a love they once had. And if somehow the Universe plays a joke on us and you'd be the one to find this, I hope you know that it was me, and I hope that you remember.

Friday, August 29, 2014

You don't owe anyone an explanation of who you are. They're not entitled to know everything about you. If they can't understand the way that you are, pack up your things and just leave. Do not fit yourself, lower your thinking or conform to what is acceptable to them because one way or another, you're gonna lose yourself. Remember that the best persons in the world are those that make you feel comfortable in your skin and those that forever fuel your soul.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

{ The Happy List: #8 }

  1. Receiving an unexpected green dream catcher from a friend
  2. Finally having the time to re-arrange my room
  3. Listening to Thinking Out Loud for the nth time in my life. I love you Ed Sheerioo!
  4. Sincere compliments from friends
  5. A big jar of raisins covered in milk chocolate (drools..)
  6. My long bobcat hair (which is growing way too fast by the way and it's just been a month!)
  7.  Talk Dirty // Jason Derulo (heeeh)
  8. Pizza. Need I say more?
  9. Late night endless phone calls and skype conversations with you
  10. You reading poems to me over the phone
  11. C H A S I N G    C A R S
  12. "It's a full moon here tonight which makes me think of you. Cause I know no matter what I'm doing, no matter where I am, this moon will always be the same size as yours, half a world away."
  13. School, because allowance!
  14. School, because Hi crush!
  15. The cuteness that is my two pamangkins

Saturday, July 12, 2014

traverse, v.

I started to cry, and you quickly said, “No — i mean this part is over. We have to get to the next part.” And I said, “I'm not sure we can.”
Without having to think about it, you replied, “Of course we can.”
“How can you be so sure?” I asked.
And you said, “I'm sure. Isn't that enough?”

An excerpt from David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary
(Pronouns were changed for the purpose of this blog post)
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