I woke up at six in the morning, but didn’t get up immediately. I took a look at my cell phone and was surprised to see it blinking. Someone’s calling. But hey, no one knows that number! I use that SIM card for my broadband stick. But then, the caller’s name registered. He is calling. … Continue reading The First Love
Can't help but sigh and shake head whenever I see how beauty turned; White walls turning muddy and green plants withering. Houses abandoned, gardens full of ashes, closed stores, and dusty roads. But it is harder to shake feelings of helplessness and uncertainty, Of wanting to fight but being powerless, Of wanting to break free, … Continue reading Rise Up
Rainy season used to be my favorite one It helps me borrow more time to beat my deadlines 'Gives me time to sleep and enjoy being at home And to think of us whenever I am alone Heavy rain pours, just like memories flashing back I tried to suppress it at first, because it … Continue reading Memories of Heavy Rain
A mother once said to me that she is concerned about her son, because he is associating with the bad boys at school. Her first worry was that, maybe it’s bullying. I said I doubt it, because her son has formed friendships with those kids. After a few moments of chitchat, she said that it … Continue reading Our Perspective, Their Actions
Last Sunday, I and three of my colleagues went to Divisoria in Manila to buy costumes for our students who are going to dance in the upcoming Sumilang Festival. With our meager budget and long list of supplies to buy, we headed off early. For people who have heard about Divisoria before but have never … Continue reading Divisoria: A Bargain Hunter's Hub
Hi! Here are some of the emergency contact numbers, donation drop-off points, account numbers for cash donations, and addresses of organizations needing volunteers for repacking of relief goods. Donation drop off points*: University of the Philippines – BaguioUniversity of the Philippines – DilimanUniversity of the Philippines – ManilaUniversity of the Philippines – Los BañosPhilippine Red … Continue reading Taal Volcano Eruption – List of Contacts, Drop-off Points, Account Numbers, etc.
Yesterday, I and my colleagues went shopping for costumes and props at Divisoria in Manila (this would be another story). It was an ordinary Sunday—sunny, crowded than usual, and more private vehicles were on the streets of Manila. We arrived there at around 8:30 in the morning, and ended at 3:30 in the afternoon. We … Continue reading Thoughts on first volcanic eruption experience