The Darkest of Times (My Fear of Being Pinoy and How I Can Do About It)

Sometimes, I think that it is very scary to be a Filipino these days, especially that we are not only fighting against an invisible enemy, but we also have to deal with people who threaten or endanger our basic rights.

#FLASHBACK|Of Rays and Rainbows

*This blog was originally published on May 8, 2013 in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia This evening, I made a little confession to a friend. Although it did not concern me at all, I told him about our friend’s, well, real sexual preference. Good thing about my friend is he’s so open minded, and… Continue reading #FLASHBACK|Of Rays and Rainbows

Opening Up

For some people with mental health condition, disclosure may be difficult because of the stigma attached to having depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. People might label someone with these conditions as crazy, overly-dramatic, or attention seeker. Hence, the choice is to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. When my therapist, Dr. Sermonia, confirmed… Continue reading Opening Up

The Middle of the Beginning

It was a draining two-hour session inside a comfy clinic painted in purple with floral patterns. I shed almost a bucket of tears, poured my heart out trying to be as honest as possible. That time, I only knew I needed answers. And then it came to me, although suspicion of having this mental condition… Continue reading The Middle of the Beginning