My Best Friend Is a Sneaky B*astard

This afternoon, my best friend, Johsthony, dropped by at my pad and had a little chat with me about things and stuff. We were having some snacks when he showed interest with my bath essentials. He examined my set closely: shampoo, shaver, bath soap, toothpaste, and stuff. Suddenly, he blurted out, “Hey, you should cut your... Continue Reading →

Why Do I?

Why do I cry? Why do I weep? Why do I bring myself so deep? How can I laugh? How can I stop? When my reasons ain’t enough. Why don’t the rain Just wash away this pain, So the real me would remain And live a life so plain. Why do I grieve? Why can’t... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

You dwell in silence; I thrive in loquacity. You study the human body; I dissect language and pieces of literature. You color the world with your songs; I, through my poems. You tell stories thru your paintings; I, through my prose. You race in sunshine; I dance in the rain. You are forgivingly resentful; I... Continue Reading →

The Poet Meets the Serenader

Two souls meet: one a serenader, the other a poet. The serenader makes the weary world move with his serenades, singing the tune of life’s delight. A seagull in flight to the heights of freedom, free to explore the depths and heights of life’s twilight. His voice lures, ignites poetic fires, tickles every inch of... Continue Reading →

What I Do for a Living

So I have been asked by many of my readers what I do for a living. Well, aside from being a blogger and part-time academic and creative writer, I work as a book publicist at Tate Publishing and Enterprises. I started out as a copyeditor, but moved to the publicity department last November 2012. Now,... Continue Reading →

Scribbled Emotions

Lately, I have been grumpy and impulsive. I know it was and is bad of me to suddenly raise my voice when, in fact, you did nothing wrong. Perhaps it is because of the fact that I get unsatisfied cravings or maybe because of the things I have to think about—work, family, bills, and many... Continue Reading →

Commonly Confused Words

Leaning vocabulary can be very tricky, especially for words that have related meaning, the same or almost the same pronunciation, or the same roots. Based from my experience from teaching vocabulary as an ESL instructor, it is almost always difficult for a student to remember the differences of related words. They often interchange them (he... Continue Reading →

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