Anxious About Tomorrow (Sigh)

Maybe the world really started to end in 2012, ano? I mean, an ending doesn’t have to be in a snap, right? Minsan it’s a slow, fucking painful torture. Being on Twitter more often than on Facebook allows me to get in touch with what’s happening in the country and around the world. Mas gustoContinue reading “Anxious About Tomorrow (Sigh)”

Thoughts at 1:14 AM: Overthinking and Speaking Up

It’s 1:14 a.m. Same time a few months ago, I was staring blankly at my screen, tears starting to well up. A comment from an editor distressed me. A reason for the statement wasn’t offered, neither a suggestion. For me, it seemed like a straight-up “what the hell is this.” And as an editor myself,Continue reading “Thoughts at 1:14 AM: Overthinking and Speaking Up”

Suggestion: What Parents Need to Stop Saying

I am a product of overbearingly authoritarian parents, a daughter who had run away from home seven years ago, a week right before my graduation. My parents and I would always fight, and I could not simply stay silent and just let their hurtful words continue to sink deeper into me. Even after forgiveness hasContinue reading “Suggestion: What Parents Need to Stop Saying”

Someone Called Me Fat Today

I was trying to be confident with myself by posting my pictures on Instagram, hoping it would somehow boost my self-esteem. In the eyes of some people, it would look narcissistic, and I could not blame them.  Okay lang. Somehow taking pictures of myself—as I am quite photogenic, in the words of other people, “Sana pictureContinue reading “Someone Called Me Fat Today”