an open letter to mr. jun capulot

Mr. Capulot. During your broadcast on July 31st where you were supposed to comment and give light to the current situation of a BPO company in Iloilo whose some employees were tested positive for COVID-19, you veered to a topic that steered controversy by giving uncalled for comments. You labelled the call center industry as... Continue Reading →

a chorus ’round the pyre

i cannot quiet all the voices inside my head; they all tell me all the things i so truly dread. pictures of the past these voices vividly paint to taunt my current state of emotional restraint. they chain my heart and mind to uncertainty, telling me all these newfound hopes will go badly. i brave... Continue Reading →

vicissitudes

my eyes aren't used to all this blinding light, my ears refuse all these deafening sounds, my nose rejects all the smokes and dusts in flight, and my heart yearns that place where love abounds. a stranger i am to this place I don't belong! alas! this city isn't what it seems to be: t'is... Continue Reading →

Crystal Power Tarot Deck Review

The Crystal Power Tarot is my first ever deck, which was given to me by a close friend during the holidays last year, and this is what I use to read for myself. I have been talking about my interest in cartomancy for the longest time and the superstitious belief that you should not buy... Continue Reading →

Word War: Dozen vs Dozens

Quite recently, an international donut franchise announced, through a social media post, a local promotion where people can get two boxes of donuts for PHP 500.00 (USD 9.88) and advertised it with "get two dozens of donuts for only PHP 500.00. In the comment section of their social media page, several people engaged in argument... Continue Reading →

0 The Fool

the clouds rolled in and covered my skies, dark they have become like my sun will never rise. the winds were piercing and the rain was cold, all these were brought in by endings unforetold. now the clouds are gone and i can see all the stars against the clear evening skies, glistening like scars... Continue Reading →

cold coffee

i saw you through the glass walls of the coffee shop, your smile lighting up the entire room. i heaved a sigh as i mustered every ounce of confidence i had to cannonball into this uncharted waters. i lifted my phone, screen off, and used it as a mirror while i practiced my smile. i... Continue Reading →

feels like home

for years and years, i have met muses who sparked the flame of my slumbering poet. they made me paint through my words, dance through my prose, and sing through my poems. i have offered odes to lovers i have lost, i have sung elegies for funerals i have thrown for the pieces of my... Continue Reading →

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