Why I Stopped Writing

At a time we are so caught up with everything that’s happening around us 24/7 in between the many things that keep us busy, reading long paragraphs has become a chore we choose to ignore. We only last long in paragraphs if it consists of someone’s rants written in spoken form–by that I mean without…

COVID-19 Chronicles Ep 2: The Grocery Store

Standing there in a long line outside the mall felt a bit better than getting stuck at home like I did the previous day. I stood there a few feet away from the people before and after me as part of the new system of shopping so as to limit the number of people inside…

COVID-19 Chronicles Ep 1: Day 0 of Enhanced Community Quarantine

Music usually filled the production floor with the usual cacophony of employees trying to get by a day of work. However, that day the music stopped. Without even talking to one another, we could hear the fear the pandemic has brought us humming in our heads in unison in the silence of the morning. The…

The World Changed: COVID-19

You’d think it’s the holiday; streets virtually empty, shops mostly closed, the usual hubbub dissipated into thin air, and fewer than few people walking around, their mouths and noses behind masks, their eyes alert, worried, and skeptical. Old TV shows have started to air again—noise from the past you never thought you’d hear again. Breaks…

Summation 2019: Count Your Blessings

My dad died this year. Before that, he suffered from stroke and let’s just say operations around the house shifted and things weren’t the way they were before. I also suffered from huge insecurities specifically in my career path after never making it to the shortlist in many of my applications. Rejection and never hearing…

Unemployment

Hey, readers. Last time we saw each other, I was half-bragging about my freedom from work. My chance to find peace of mind. My step-back to living. Well, guess what: eight months of unemployment already feels like a curse. I thought of taking my short vacation from unemployment for two months, so consider it more…

32 Things I Learned in My 32 Years of Existence

Whatever happens, family is very important and will always be part of life. It is a home we choose to go to at the end of the day. Work hard, work smart, but don’t risk your peace of mind to stay afloat. Sometimes, staying afloat isn’t having a job to bring food to the table…

Realizations in my First Month of Unemployment

We all get tired of our everyday routine. Occasionally, the idea of drafting your resignation letter would cross your mind, yet so many factors in the name of living and surviving subliminally dismiss the urge. I bet my name that we can all relate to this modern-day thirst for peace of mind and freedom. We…

Summation 2018: The Run Before The Leap

It’s not that my pen’s ink has run dry, nor have I been experiencing writer’s block, but I owe my WordPress followers some explaining as to why I have stayed almost completely inactive this 2018. And what better way it is to do it in my obligatory annual summation of the year’s events, right? Two…

A 90s Filmmaking Milestone: The Blair Witch Project

[Spoiler alert if you still have not seen one of the greatest horror films to exist] We have grown weary of the found footage genre where the camera shakily documents everything that’s happening that’s supposed to be “realistic.” You may find it redundant that I used the word “supposed” and quotation marks in the same…