Unique We are all equally unique, With a right to voice out What we have to say, Tumultuous emotions to feel pain Unique Our freedom, To take action This time hopefully
Present Living each breath, Such is the gift, Of this given time, No rifts, just silence In one’s own presence.
Resistance I refuse to resist against accusations, No matter how falsely acclaimed, Unforgotten, are the memories, Of your brokenness, the only Reason, I have no resistance Against pointless anger, Maimed, and yet, The very reason I turn away.
Walking Walking without, Destination, Seems to create therapeutic, Perceptions, Remembering forgotten, Clarifications, Feeling the lightness of Realizations While walking past Recaptured caprices…
Ego Feeling wronged does not give, You a reason to point out, Everyone’s flaws, Saying, “I am great, you ain’t.” A delusion it is, opposing, your very core, Human you are solely, So negate complexes of superiority, Instead, let go and make peace, Thinking outside yourself, could have, Made you a better being, Instead ofContinue reading “Ego”
The Bread of Salt by N.V.M. Gonzales The Bread of Salt is an enlightening short story written by Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzales, a Filipino National Artist. The story revolves around the narrator, a young boy who learns about the realistic prevalence of social classes in a hard way. In short, it is a storyContinue reading “The Hierarchic Existence of Society”
Ananta Pramoedya Toer’s “This Earth of Mankind” “This Earth of Mankind” is a story that speaks of the conflict between modernism and colonialism amongst the Dutch and Indonesian relations. A story consisting of both the rapid change and the stagnant ideals of the characters, it is a story that conflicts on the issues ofContinue reading “Modernism over Colonialism”
Dear Tsurayuki, I wonder what it’s like to be like you, an author, a poet, and a courtier of the Heian period in Japan. I always wonder what it’s like to be like you—still famous after more than a thousand years because of your literary works. To be honest, I want to be like you,Continue reading “A Letter to Ki no Tsurayuki”
A Concept of what it means to be a Filipino… For my great Southeast Asian novel, I choose Philippines as my designated country. I want to write about my own country through the lenses of the Filipinos who are struggling with poverty, crime, and injustice. I hope to exhibit these problems in a way thatContinue reading “Sa Aking Panalangin”
God and What it means to have Faith Undoubtedly, Faith is a belief that is worthwhile to living a better life. It is a power, a sense of awareness that makes everything better—the world becomes comprehensible. Faith pushes us to be better, faith makes us want to do better. Connected to this, when we startContinue reading “Aspects of Faith”