Vulnerability

One thing that I have always found challenging is learning how to be vulnerable with others. I know how to be vulnerable. I think I am a vulnerable person. I have plenty of insecurities, and I am not the bravest person in the world. I have enough honesty in me to admit all these things, …

Paper Carvings Self-Review #1

This post will be something of a self-review of this blog from my first post up to the one before this. When I first resurrected this blog, I had a clear idea of what kind of blog it will be, what kind of posts I’ll be posting. Like I have said before, I didn’t want …

The Insincere Fan

Point blank, let me say: I am a fan. I am a fan of many things. Recently, I saw an interesting tweet storm by a fan of a person I am also a fan of, and hoo boy, do I have a lot of opinions about that thread of tweets. Basically, she, Poster, was saying …

The Meaning of (My) Life

I have written about this before, but I have been thinking about it again. It’s about the meaninglessness of life, and my acceptance of that, and what it’s like to see people around me — either close to me, or just humanity in general — cope in this world through any way they can, be …

‘night, Mother

“Anak kita!” “Ako ang nangyari sa anak mo.” • Yesterday night, I had the pleasure to watch ‘night, Mother, starring Eugene Domingo and Sherry Lara. Gut-wrenching, but funny. Very eye-opening to some, and very personal to others. Ang ganda at ang bigat ng play, at ang galing ng lahat, mula sa mga gumanap hanggang sa …

February 28th

Today, I went out for a walk. And I was at my happiest, like I always am when I go out for long walks. Everything was beautiful. I found a place I took for granted before. Body scan meditation. Walked some more. Earlier this day, I walked out of my house with a smile, and …

Fantasies and Frustrations

I probably am too young to write this post, and I’m sure that if I were a bit older, I would have a lot more interesting insights about this topic, but I can’t help but think about this now. Recently, I asked myself a question, am I in the place I thought I would be …

My YouTube Landscape

Do you like YouTube? I like YouTube. I spend a lot of my time on it, especially when I have nothing else to do. A few years ago, I wasn’t exactly into watching videos — believe it or not, I thought it was boring, and I didn’t understand what the appeal of YouTube was — …