Call It Dreaming

Say it’s here where our pieces fall in place
We can fear ’cause the feelin’s fine to betray
Where our water isn’t hidden
We can burn and be forgiven
Where our hands hurt from healin’
We can laugh without a reason

Searching for the Same Sweet Treats

It offered cute and quirky designs for cakes, which was their biggest seller. But soon people, including me, discovered that there was more to them than just cakes.

What Is Both Gone and Remains

When I visit a government building, museum, or church, I sometimes wonder at its many details. I even try to guess how old it is and what style it has. I note some of the details that catch my eye. Sometimes, I’m able to find the name for it; sometimes, I do not. Nevertheless, it fascinates me to learn about buildings. That’s why I was floored when I learned what exactly was in the book I chose.

Sample the Spirits

For years, I worked in Intramuros and passed by the place a number of times. The word “museum” at the front of the building was too imposing to be ignored, yet I rarely found them on any list of museums; I vaguely remember one article that said a visitor had to call for a schedule—or something like that.


I always remember
Always remember
I’ll always miss you
Always miss you
And you’re always a part of me
I’m always part of you
Always remember

Comfort in the Food

When I eat there, I already know what I would order even before I am handed the menu: Ultimate Beef Stromboli: they like small rolls of pizza I dip in rich tomato sauce; a solo serving of Spaghetti Bolognese, hearty and savory; bottomless drinks I mix to my heart’s content; and a slice of Turtle Cheesecake, soft cheesecake with dark and sweet chocolate chips for crunch.

I Read the Introduction

I think the only introductions that I don’t read are from math and science textbooks and other academic literature. Cannot remember why I practice it though. But introductions have brought me insight I would have lost had I skipped reading those first pages.

Almost Zen

“Because I had time, I decided to enter. It was my first time there and I found it quite beautiful, albeit a bit crowded because there were a lot of people due to the free entrance.”

My Next Thirty Years

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years

Dining Under the Influence

Personally, I found it okay but somehow I found my opinion being swayed because of the incessant repetition of the same comments. This time, I thought if I would still have the same view about it sans the bothersome influence.

Between God and Kids

Dear God,
How old are you, and could you convince my dad to get me a video game?
Anthony (age 9)

Sunlight and a Second Breakfast

Pancakes never met butter. Not on my plate. For the record, I do not hate butter. I just prefer maple syrup. And there was a lot of it there! I tend to soak my pancakes with so much syrup that it turn out soggy. Yet I was never sorry about the outcome.