nine months

And, hopefully for the last time, the bandage came off. I had my procedure seven days ago to remove my permanent catheter. I hadn't needed dialysis for over four months now and my lab results have shown that my numbers have stabilized. At this point, the permanent catheter was becoming more of a liability than…Read more nine months

Missing out on the Blood Moon

I had everything prepared. My friends and I were going to hang out at our friend Ann's house even before I found out that the Total Lunar Eclipse -- the Blood Moon -- was going to happen on April 4, Black Saturday. When I found out it was going to be the Blood Moon, I…Read more Missing out on the Blood Moon

What is joy?

I have always liked to think that I was pretty self-aware. I seemed to have an awareness of the things that was going on inside me and if something came up that was beyond my perception of myself, like someone told me something that I did that I wasn't conscious of, I apologised for it…Read more What is joy?

Intramuros Pasyal Sunday (March 16)

To help boost local tourism, Viva Manila is putting together a monthly event called Pasyal Sunday and, for the month of March, they have decided to hold it in March 16 with the theme "Speak Out" and a good friend, poet, and performance artist Daniel Darwin invited me to read my poems in the poetry…Read more Intramuros Pasyal Sunday (March 16)

Sunset, New Year’s Day, 2014

the sky turned the colour of cobalt and purple as the horizon line catches fire   dark and heavy clouds shaped like an anvil's face that is ready for work   there is a stillness and a quiet that lingers in the air after the scent of cordite and sulphur has long been blown away by a breeze that came in this…Read more Sunset, New Year’s Day, 2014

dancing in limbo

It was one of those days. I woke up and nobody was home. My brother and my Dad had a shoot and so I had the house all to myself. I wasn't feeling all so put together and decided to stay home. I started working and I came across one of my projects slowly going…Read more dancing in limbo