My dear Zhe Nah Reyes, By the time you read this, I would already be roaming the streets of Thailand with my friend Arinya. And I want you to know that this choice I’ve made is the easiest one so far. I am a very indecisive person most of the time. You don’t ask me … More An Open Letter to my Beloved
Last night, we went to the cinema to watch a Filipino movie–something not to my usual preference. But I wasn’t one to complain, especially because it’s not everyday that I get to take a break from writing. And, no. We didn’t watch The Hows of Us. Can’t expect us to spend too much time falling … More Memento Mori
We should always be careful about what we pray for, because God will always hear them. In my case, I took the lyrics of a song so seriously that I prayed God would grant it: Break my heart for what breaks Yours You are correct. That is from Hillsong’s Hosanna. Just so you know, our … More 5 Things Christians can do for the Philippines
A week ago, I was meeting with a couple of good people for a business initiative. Lasted quite longer than we expected. As we were wrapping things up, someone asked me some questions about Christianity. I’ll have to admit that I struggled in answering his questions. It’s been a very long time since someone talked … More Of Doubts and Rainbows: A Long Confession
Before you read any further, let me warn you that I am a person who likes to read a lot, and asks questions a lot. Chances are, your church leader will discourage you from reading this. To be honest, I don’t have a clear answer to the question asked above (I already gave away the … More Did God Really Appoint Duterte?
I like my job. Here I met many people who are like me in many ways: eccentric, contemplative, creative, and dynamic. Okay, not many of them are. But I am really overwhelmed by the curious fact that many of my workmates are left-handed, just like me. Statistically speaking, there are only about 10% of the … More Contemplations on Avalon
I want to make it my goal for this year to finish Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace; I have been procrastinating for far too long, and I would never be able to forgive myself if I forfeited the opportunity to read such a great book. Today, I read something which made me do a quick … More And words are all I have.
Yesterday was a very important day for many Filipinos, even though I admit it’s a bit superfluous if you ask me. We commemorate the day we received our independence, only for us to be enslaved by yet two other juggernauts, the US and Japan. However, yesterday was enough reason for me to celebrate as well. … More All for Our Genuine Liberty
As I grow older, I get more convinced that the bulk of our world’s societal issues only require very simple solutions. And it has less to do with what we should do, and more with what we should become, or rather, to recreate. I would like to focus on old-age issues which have a lot … More The Wounded Masculine Heart
I’ve been wanting to die for a long time now. Not that I am confessing of having suicidal thoughts — I’m not. Neither do I think those thoughts. However, one need not look very far to see how messed up our world is. And it would not serve anyone by turning a blind eye to … More Longings for the New World