Friday, February 12

You Know Who You Are

I love you. It goes without saying. Nevermind your past, nevermind my past. It's US that matters. Just when i thought i wouldn't ever love again, you came. Amazing that there is hope in the very word itself. It amazes me how much love i have for you. Frankly, i didn't know i could still love this much. Thank you for making me feel alive. Salamat.

I love you babe. Happy Day. ♥

Friday, January 29

RIP Reclusive Man

It's always sad to see the departure of the great. JD Salinger was proof that one doesn't have to be prolific to be profound. Rest in perfect peace JD, you've done your part, you left your mark but it doesn't take away the fact that a brilliant light has dimmed.

Thursday, January 14


Dorianne Laux

Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read
to the end just to find out who killed the cook.
Not the insipid movies that made you cry in the dark,
in spite of your intelligence, your sophistication.
Not the lover you left quivering in a hotel parking lot,
the one you beat to the punchline, the door, or the one
who left you in your red dress and shoes, the ones
that crimped your toes, don't regret those.
Not the nights you called god names and cursed
your mother, sunk like a dog in the livingroom couch,
chewing your nails and crushed by loneliness.
You were meant to inhale those smoky nights
over a bottle of flat beer, to sweep stuck onion rings
across the dirty restaurant floor, to wear the frayed
coat with its loose buttons, its pockets full of struck matches.
You've walked those streets a thousand times and still
you end up here. Regret none of it, not one
of the wasted days you wanted to know nothing,
when the lights from the carnival rides
were the only stars you believed in, loving them
for their uselessness, not wanting to be saved.
You've traveled this far on the back of every mistake,
ridden in dark-eyed and morose but calm as a house
after the TV set has been pitched out the upstairs
window. Harmless as a broken ax. Emptied
of expectation. Relax. Don't bother remembering
any of it. Let's stop here, under the lit sign
on the corner, and watch all the people walk by.

Tuesday, January 12

Andreas Seibert Tells the Epic Story of China's Modernization

It was during one of those sit-and-reads that i came across Andreas Seibert's Photography of the human sacrifices behind China's economic boom.

What used to be passive, reclusive and ravaged by war and social upheaval, China is now said to be the world's third biggest economy with its sudden increase in car sales and mobile-phone users from 2008 to 2009. But just as you are being engulfed with China's dazzling economic boom, Seibert's documentation of the lives of some of the 130 million Chinese migrant workers, who are mostly coal miners and assembly line workers, will make you rethink things and wonder if these workers are given the same attention as their country's impressive economic achievements.

Apparently, their lives seem to be always interrupted and they are often forced to toil in difficult working conditions.

Sunday, September 13

What's new?

No posts for four months? WTF? Either i was lazy or i was extremely busy. Go figure. One thing i am experiencing right now is CHANGE. I've finally moved on and i can finally say out loud i am moving FORWARD. Yes, MOVING FORWARD in every sense of the word. I don't know if this is just hormonal, but i feel soooo HAPPY right now. Anyway, i will try my best to blog more in the coming days or weeks or months? LOL. I'll be in Malaysia 2nd week of November, i'll definitely blog when i get back. :)

Weather here signals the coming of Christmas. I know need to shop soon for some furrrr and knitted jackets.

Wednesday, June 24

Life Lately

Mood: Excited and inspired
Music: AC hum

My blog has been collecting space dust again. Can someone please remind me that i have a blog to update? Even my Moleskine needs to be updated. Damn.

Life lately has been good to me. I hope it stays that way for a long time, if not forever. Threw a cocktail party for my 22nd birthday and i'm really happy my closest college buddies came. I missed them. I miss college, i miss everything about it. It's good to hear that most of my college pals have work already while others are trying their luck in law school. Going to a law school sounds sophisticated and scholarly to me but it's just not for me. Right now, i am finding myself in a different direction, in a road less traveled. I hope just like everyone else, i am walking the right path, because there's no turning back, not now that i have traveled long enough.

Courage and wisdom. I gotta have more of those. If my mum was so successful doing it, why can't i?

I'm setting up my SOHO. I'm hoping it will look just like how i envisioned it to be.

Sunday, May 24

Phuket, Thailand 2009 | Sawasdee

Mood: Taking a rest. Tomorrow's another day.
Music: The Day It Rained Forever--Aurora

We were so paranoid when we reached Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok thus the mask. Western people were everywhere. I didn't even notice a thermal scanner. Better be called paranoid than be sorry later right?

Note: Guess what? Days after reaching Bangkok. Two thais came in from Mexico carrying the H1N1 virus.

While waiting for our next flight to Phuket, i found a gangsta, all alone.--NOT

Well the person in the hood is not really a gangsta. She's actually a western girl with a guy sleeping in her lap. I know right?! They're so sweet. No comment about the guy though. But the girl is definitely pretty. Too bad you can't see the face behind the hood.

After a boring 3-hour flight to Bangkok and a 1:30 minute flight to Phuket, we're finally in the famous Patong Beach!

I love this beach as much as i love Boracay. Their nightlife here is hotter and heavier here though. Kid's shouldn't be allowed to go out at night. :D

Phuket's main attraction: ladyboys. LOL. I think they're hot and super funny. Some of them looked too good to be true. I don't really know why some white men are easily fooled.

Ever wonder how it feels to be a buddhist?

I got to experience how to pray like a buddhist. I took three incense sticks, one for the buddha, one for the Sangha (the buddhist community), one for the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha) a flower which symbolizes the purity of Buddhist teachings, and a small candle which is for comprehension enlightenment. I lit the incense sticks and knelt three times before putting the incense sticks in front of Buddha.

After praying and putting the incense sticks in front of the Buddha, i then covered Buddha with a thin golden leaf to honour Buddha's teachings.

The prayer ceremony ended well. There was actually this part wherein you would know your future by moving a box of sticks up and down so a single stick could fall. Each stick is numbered and each number corresponds to a certain future. Luckily for me, i got the number 16, my future was written in pure thai so i had our tour guide translate it for me. He said that my future is indeed all about luck. And no matter where i go and what i do, i will always be lucky. I hope so. Even though i am not really a firm believer of luck.

After seeing the famous Bangla road and after being a buddhist for one day, a few more days were spent just lounging around and drinking in our resort talking about politics and Hitler, tattoos, religion, devastating love, filipino foods vs. thai foods, homesickness, and life in general.

I can't say i'm totally happy without him. But i'm happy. At least.

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