First Impressions

“Hi, I’m Paul” he said, extending his hand. I smiled nervously as we shook hands. “May I see your handwriting?”, he then asked. “Oh, sure”, I blurted out with curiosity. I looked at him intently as he analyze my handwriting; his face serious and undisturbed, while I study the features of his face carefully — …

A Mole on One’s Foot

There is a Filipino superstition where a mole on one’s foot means the person loves adventure. Often times describes as “layas”, “gala” and “lakwatero/lakwatsera” (travelers and wanderers) that often goes anywhere just for the sake of being outside the house. It may lead them somewhere big, thanks to their mole! This is a journal of …

I Am Wilderness

The forest always fills me with awe. The smell of the wild air, moss and earth feels like some heavenly scent for me. The wild flowers are amazing and gorgeous. And beneath the depths of the earth hide their roots, crawling to the deepest part of the crust, always working in mystery. Despite being surrounded …

My Bus Ride

As I step inside the bus, As it moves its wheels, To somewhere, somewhere, Wherever the road leads us, I wonder. As the view from the window changes, As the wind blew on my face, We are far, far away, Excitement fills the air, my eyes wander. How sad it is for some, That only …