This quarantine brought about by the coronavirus pandemic forced me to confront the demons living inside me. While spending more time at home means more time with family, this also means having to fight battles alone within the four walls of the our homes. Battles that are not comfortable to share with family members as … More FriDates: Keeping the Friendship Alive, in Sickness and Mental Health
Traveling has always been my personal means of escaping the hassles of work and naggings of life. Weekends were my ‘me time’ – a time to recharge, to eliminate the toxics of my life, to connect with nature. But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has left me constrained within the four-walls of our house, surrounded by concrete buildings, chained by regulations forbidding any geographical movement.
My mind has become a gruesome battlefield for almost four months of quarantine now. … More How Kdrama kept me sane while in Quarantine
Right now, I should be happily strolling around Beijing and Shanghai – learning about our cultural differences, exploring cityscapes, and finally savoring the fruits of a year’s worth of workload.
But I’m not. Instead, here I am at home, writing all these predicaments. Corona virus pandemic has changed everything that we so long planned for this year. Everything. … More Fate against me; Why I still haven’t traveled outside the Philippines
We all have our fair share of stories of being stood up by friends who committed to join a trip then backs out the last minute. But what happens if the one who invited you does not show up on the day of the trip and you are already in the meet-up place? Would you push through with the plan or… go back home? … More Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend
It’s totally out of context to talk about museums and history in these daunting times. Of traditional drama and biopics. But when my mind becomes a battlefield of existential pandemic anxiety, I always try to look further and deviate. I try to imagine how the future would look back on this trying time of history – the lockdowns, community quarantine, social distancing, and frontliners. I know were no longer the same people after this. … More I should’ve paid a little more attention to History
I am certain that we all agreed to join that major hike to Mt. Mandalagan not only to witness the unfolding of its beauty, but also to seek rest from everything that have been drowning us – work, responsibilities, personal crisis. Despite the fact that not all mountains can promise some fleeing moments of calm and peace, we bet all our aces in hopes that we’d feel a little better. … More Mt. Mandalagan – Untold Stories of Socials at Night
My other Twitter account has been the recipient of all my outbursts and breakdowns lately. Until last night, Fate asked in our group chat: What time do you sleep these days? A subtle version of ‘can you still sleep with all these political inconsistencies, lockdowns, and pandemic threats?’ I thought I was the only one … More Adulting in the time of Corona Virus: An Undiscussed Dilemma
You’re going to die. I’m going to die. We’re all going to die. The Battleship movie has been playing on repeat every night. Quarantine has made my non-scifi fan father succumb into the magic of extraterrestrial forces and advanced technologies. This means I get to see Lt. Alex Hopper saying his epic line: “You’re going … More We’re all going to die
Social media detox. What a word. A conscious elimination of social media use for a set period of time – ergo deactivating of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all other platforms. But for someone whose line of work revolves with marketing, organizing orders, communicating with clients, and creating content online, it is something I just can’t … More What’s on your mind? And some unsolicited quarantined thoughts.
Author’s Note: Finally. After ten long years, I am now able to keep my promise of publishing “our story” on a “blog”. I don’t know how you are right now, our supposed-to-be “reunion” wasn’t able to live up to its intentions. Nonetheless, I hope you’re all doing great at present (despite the covid threat). Anyways, … More As we meet again…. (A prophecy)