#WorldPoetryDay My All-Time Favorite Poems

March 21 is World Poetry Day and so I'm gonna share with you my top three favorite poems. I have a lot of favorite poems, but these have somehow influenced me in some ways, and whenever I feel down, the lines and metaphors engraved in these poems uplift me. God Explains Space to His AngelsSid… Continue reading #WorldPoetryDay My All-Time Favorite Poems

#ThrowbackPost: Why I Did Not Want to Become a Teacher

FOR NANAY. (this post was originally published on September 05, 2012.) I'm not gonna start my entry with a quote about teaching. It might be too obvious that, since it's Teachers Month, I'm joining the bandwagon like those who lift themselves up on the pedestal, declaring that they are the best teachers their students could… Continue reading #ThrowbackPost: Why I Did Not Want to Become a Teacher

Fostering Kindness and Killing Friendship

It’s been ages since I wrote my last entry for this blog. Definitely, I got lost in a sense that, events, good and bad, have been unfolding right before my eyes which I failed to write down on this platform. I don’t even know what to write. All I needed was to be alone; to… Continue reading Fostering Kindness and Killing Friendship

Hulat (A Translation)

At the height of my depressive episode in July, I found myself alone in a resort trying to figure out the unexplained emotions that encumbered me. I sought solace yet the world seemed to deprive me of it. The sound of the waves nor the coolness of the pool could not satiate that anger and… Continue reading Hulat (A Translation)

Iambic Attack

Lately, I almost succumbed to the thought that half of my life has been taken away from me. You know, acquiescing this responsibility as a teacher, editor, etc., made me realize that subjecting the self to stress can be a “useful” weapon in dealing with life. I’m always impelled to work than to sit in… Continue reading Iambic Attack