Manaoag – First of 2018

The past weeks have been difficult for us but if there's something good in it, it's closer family ties. Maybe they recognize how mom grieves over the loss of my dad, my nieces and nephews often surprise us with a visit. Aside from checking on mom, they got to have a little cousins bonding over … Continue reading Manaoag – First of 2018

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Starting Anew

Okay, so I'm really taking time to write this. I feel like it's been a long time since I last posted something that teally makes sense. I feel like it's been a long time that I have nothing in mind but sadness and grievance and so I have nothing else to share. So many times … Continue reading Starting Anew

Christmas 2017

It's been our family tradition to reunite on Christmas Day. Every year, my siblings and their families come over on the 25th of December to celebrate the day all together. This year was different, though, since we lost my father early this month. It felt incomplete not seeing our 'master chef' in the kitchen. Over … Continue reading Christmas 2017

Papa

It's not that I can't let you go; not that I've done too many wrong things to you; not that I've been a bad daughter. It's just that I don't want to remember how you look in your coffin. When ai close my eyes, all I want to see are the memories of you alive … Continue reading Papa

Dear Papa

I never thought I'd write something like this. I never wrote you a letter. Because I know you'll be here forever. I know this day will arrive but I never expected it to be today. Nobody did. We were all in a state of shock because it happened so quick. Nobody ever thought you'd leave … Continue reading Dear Papa

Blanko

Gusto ko talaga magsulat e. Gusto ko talaga magkwento. Gusto ko talaga to ilabas kasi ang bigat e. Pero wala! Wala na yung tatay ko. Wala akong masabi. Wala talaga akong maisip. Ni hindi ko din masabi kung ano'ng nararamdaman ko. Ang hirap pala ng ganito. Umaasa akong makikita ko yung mukha niya kung saang … Continue reading Blanko