Because the rain made me believe you exist

i often fear for my sanity to such extreme degrees that my innate fear of death equals my fear for being alive. in such moments, i look up at the heavens and remind myself that i am an infinitesimal being in a vast, untapped universe full of mysteries -possibly finite yet impossibly overwhelming. then i […]

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Let's just call it for what it is

why say photoshopped photos are fake, when photoshop is as close to reality as it gets? we all have layers and we all wear masks. our thoughts are in black and white yet our emotions are overly saturated. we crop out those who we don’t want in our lives, yet add those that doesn’t belong […]

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On roaches and self-discipline

Ok-ok ra jud ang tambal sa biga. A few minutes ago, as I was going down the stairs for my smoke break, three absolutely adorable cockroaches in a beautifully synchronized movement flew right at me. With the agility and reflexes of a drunkard, I snapped my head to the side to avoid them, effectively banging […]

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No blue skies

There is no such thing as the truth. The world is flat; humans don’t need oxygen; and the earth is the center of the solar system. Dragons, the winged and fire-breathing kind, did exist. So did unicorns and care bears. Politicians never lie, they just want to be politically correct. Left-handed people aren’t really left-handed, […]

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Reflections of a poetry victim

Words, without fire, are meaningless. As empty, as bereft, as pointless as a vulture’s wail of lament. Words are meant to move mountains, to shatter chains and break cages. When storms rage, words placate and soothe and invite serenity. When all else seems bleak and hopeless, words give strength and courage to face demons. When […]

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Acoustic sarcasm

I was once told that tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic. Being the egoistic human that my friends proclaim me to be, I immediately searched the net for information about sarcasm so as to be among the witty few. Here are some things I found: 1. Wiki’s take on sarcasm. […]

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On alarm clocks and why they are pessimistic

None of us really dream. It’s just an illusion that we choose to believe in to keep alarm clocks happy. And why should’nt we? After all, alarm clocks define our existence, no matter how much we’d like to ignore them. They are a constant reminder of the mundane inanity called reality. They exist to give […]

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Poodle puddles

You looked good last Sunday, as always, but I tried to understate it. Your dress matched perfectly with the exquisite glow of your skin. The subtle patterns playfully tease every curve in your body, as if taunting even Time itself of its inability to cope with your beauty. With every gust of wind the fabric […]

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I want to live in Mars

I want to be the first to migrate to Mars, and work as an ice cream vendor there. I want to be the first to plant a coconut tree, live in an igloo-shaped house, and persuade Martians to buy cosmetic products. I want to scale its grand canyons, search for the elusive ice caps, and […]

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