One Last Time

Dear Grandpa, For one last time, I want to insist the claim of being your favorite grandchild. For all my shortcomings, I know you couldn’t be prouder of my achievements in life. You and Lola were always part of it. As I wrote this memoir, tears flooded by my eyes amid mix feelings of how…

Ang Tangang Pag-ibig

Ikaw ang pumili ng taong minahal mo. Marami ang tutol, pero pinaglaban mo. Noong dumating ang araw na ika’y niloko. Bakit lahat ng lalaki ay dinadamay mo? Ikaw lang at siya ang namuhay sa sarap, Sa halik at yakap wala kaming natanggap, Iyong halimuyak, pinaubaya ng tuluyan, Dahil sabi mo “Mahal ko!” ang lalaking iyan….

Caramel Coastlines, Anyone?

Dauin, Negros Oriental. – They talk about the world-class white beaches of Boracay. Or the famous iconic pink beach of Zamboanga. But how about a pastel caramel colored fine sand beach in Dauin, Negros Oriental? Just at the foot of Mt. Talinis is the sprawling caramel coastlines of Dauin town. Home of the dotting beach…

A Beautiful Archive

Dear __________, You know who you are, and I’m sorry for posting this letter here. But I said once: “When our reasons fail us, and when our hearts confuse us. Let us altogether read this so we will be reminded of how our great story begun.” It was one ordinary day when, for the first…

Kintsugi: A Broken Masterpiece

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art dedicated to the restoration of broken ceramic pottery. It uses lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum in bonding the broken pieces to resurrect the broken pottery into beautiful work of arts. It is not just putting the broken pieces together but reinventing it into more stunning and beautiful…