Admiral Gizmo’s Health Chronicles

August of 2014, I decided to adopt a four-month-old kitten from Island Rescue Organization (you can read about it here). Since then, we have given him the best life we can offer. He has been fed well, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed regularly, etc. He became chonky. At one point, he was 8.7 kilograms, and the... Continue Reading →

Was the CNN Philippine Presidential Debate Scripted and Rehearsed?

The recently held CNN Philippine presidential debate, attended by nine out of ten presidential aspirants, has sparked online and offline discussions whether it was staged, rehearsed, or scripted. Several people who watched the event noted that some participants seemed rehearsed or gave memorized answers or were not spontaneous nor candid enough to deliver an impromptu... Continue Reading →

Knight of Broken Wands

i open my eyes to the light of day;i heave sighs hoping the bleeding goes away.but my day all starts in total darknessas prayer departs from my godless lips. i close my eyes in the darkness of nights,my breath heavy with pain as the past bitesand shadows of old i try to run away fromchase... Continue Reading →

What Is Cold Brew Coffee?

In the Philippines, cold brew coffee has become popular in the past five years or so after it has been introduced by top-selling coffee chains; at the same time, this is hardly a new way of preparing coffee. Cold brew coffee has been around for centuries, and it dates back to the 1600s, usually attributed... Continue Reading →

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 →

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