Love the person, not the fantasy you created

I had a meaningful conversation with my boyfriend over flat whites and a piece of chocolate cake, and we talked about how we managed to stay with each other for four years. I’m not much of a relationship sharer, but here’s just a glimpse of it. We’ve been through a substantial amount of jealousy and survived. We’ve had our share of unimaginable fights here and … Continue reading Love the person, not the fantasy you created

Things I can’t wait to do when quarantine ends

Plenty of things, actually. In the first couple of months, being at home because of quarantine was just bearable. I didn’t mind having the same routine every single day which was to eat, work and sleep. The normality of my daily cycle didn’t cause any discomfort as I was just fine staying at home. But, it’s been eight months. Eight long months. I’ve missed a … Continue reading Things I can’t wait to do when quarantine ends

Life Lessons Over the Weekend

The balloon and the ice cream Picture out a child in a park with an ice cream in one hand, and a balloon in the other. Suddenly, the wind blows and the child accidentally lets go of the balloon. The child cries as the balloon floats away and flies farther. Crying over the balloon, the child forgets about the ice cream he’s been holding in … Continue reading Life Lessons Over the Weekend

A love letter to the one I’m with today…

When it comes to you, I never know where to start. I could talk about anything, and eventually it’ll just end up with your name and how much I love you. How we met wasn’t special. Birds didn’t sing, it didn’t rain, the world didn’t stop. If time stood still, I’ll never know. How it started wasn’t extraordinary. But how we coursed through our lives … Continue reading A love letter to the one I’m with today…

Interviewing the Hey Joe Show — How everything started

In the year 2015, even before the Hey Joe Show was featured on television, I have been following them on social media. For me, it was astonishing to come across five Americans who loved the Filipino culture and learned the Visayan language by heart. I binge-watched their uploads, told my friends about it until they, themselves, started watching and loving the group of Amerikanong Bisaya. … Continue reading Interviewing the Hey Joe Show — How everything started