Binary There seems to be a misunderstanding when it comes to the notion of being in a relationship. I'm referring to having a significant other. You know one plus one equals two. The concept of binary centers on, according to its vocab, "relating to, using, or expressed in a system of numerical notation that has … Continue reading Binary
I treated myself to a Harry Potter marathon this weekend. Guilty as charged. But, I must say that watching the HP movies (aside from reading the books a million times over) under the current social climate---brings forth a new revelation. One would sincerely believe that J.K. Rowling is a modernized oracle who was able … Continue reading To pity or not.
I remember that she came to visit our home. I've never seen anyone like her before. She was same height as I was, but the similarities ended there. She did not look like or any of my friends. We all had straight black hair (they teased me sometimes because mine was lighter than black--the … Continue reading Banana
The saying goes that "if you are not changing, you are dying." I take it that this must means that a person must continue to strive for change--whether it is a physical change for the better, a philosophical perspective kind of change, a spiritual change--whatever it may be--it's change, right? There are those of … Continue reading Cruelty
My Dearest, If I could, I would like to take back the decision I made. It was made in haste-- for in this life, I made sure to never remember its reason. If the intent of such reasoning is to learn a lesson, I'd like to declare that while it may have taken several lifetimes, … Continue reading Samsara: A Letter
The first elementary school I attended in the U.S. was Emerson Elementary School located in Oakland, California. My dad was stationed at Oakland Army Base for three years, and my family flew in from Cavite City, Philippines. Before Emerson elementary, I went to a regular public school, and before that a Catholic private school … Continue reading The Way to Dream..
Sunset on New Year’s Eve In life, there’s a tendency to always long for something. Many of us can’t decipher what that may be. Sometimes we long for a life free of sadness and despair. Some of us long for wealth through some kind of luck bestowed upon us. There are those of us … Continue reading Sunset on New Year’s Eve
Full confession here: I didn't want to leave the comfort of my family holiday traditions. The tradition composes of Christmas and New Year's to be celebrated quietly at home. The kids and I would spend our days lazily on the couch enjoying a marathon of Harry Potter movies, as well as, the Lord of the … Continue reading Family is Beauty. Beauty is Ohana
This one is dedicated to my BFF who told me to do exactly what I want to do. So, I gave birth to this short essay. December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve Morning The last time I spent Christmas in Hawaii, I was 12 years old. My family and I lived in Kailua with my aunt … Continue reading Sunrise on a Christmas Eve
The Midnight Sun in June: Brunch, and Dinner Collide Brunch In the middle of the birch wood trees and beneath the glorious summer sun stood Joe as he looked at his youngest sister. He smiled. Gwyn stood still and wanted to freeze the moment before her. Her older brother had changed. When she … Continue reading The Year The Aurora Met The Sun: Chapter 2