Just when everything seems to be making sense, just when my life seems to be going along a great track, my heart l told me to go the opposite direction and I did the most human thing in the world. Overthink. For months.
"As if you do not care whether your heart will melt or crumble in the process because your brief courage undoes your tremendous fear of disbelief."
There is no real order to life. We try to give it one. Actually, we try very hard. But just think about all the plans we made that didn't happen. Think of the many times life shook us up everytime we start thinking that we have things figured out.
Since it's February, let's keep up with the theme, shall we? I write a lot. And one of the things I like writing are letters. This month, I wrote a love letter that I decided to post here instead of sending by individual snail mail because I think it applies to every one, and not … Continue reading A Love Letter
I decided to do away with my usual birthday gratitude post this year. It's not because I don't have anything to be grateful for. On the contrary, I am grateful for every single day of this year, even the most difficult ones. It's just that I want to share 27 nuggets of wisdom. These were … Continue reading 27 Lessons
Being that it's February and love is in the air, let me tell you a story. It's a love story, in a way, probably just not what’s expected. While I was having lunch early this week, I was sitting at a table beside a middle-aged woman, a guy who looked to be in his 20's, … Continue reading Of Love, Survival, and Finding Comfort
Last September, I attended a personal make-up class offered at Trade School (yes, it was that long ago and I'm only writing about it now. Please forgive me). It is no secret that I love make-up and rely on it to hide some late nights or look just a little bit more presentable for meetings … Continue reading Personal Makeup Lessons from Kris Bacani
My grandmother, Dolores Lira, was born September 22, 1912. Lole, as she was called, was born in a time when some of the great milestones of the Philippine development and government are achieved. She was born at a time when people relied on the land for their living. My lola (Filipino term for grandmother) lived … Continue reading Of Letters, September, and Dolores
I've had several epiphanies the past few weeks; epiphanies that are overwhelming (both in a good and bad way) at first. Well, to be honest, they're a bit overwhelming even until now. But as with almost every big thing that comes my way, I have decided to tackle it piece by piece. So, in preparation … Continue reading Reclaiming Creativity