Even if we're thousand miles apart,
Regardless of how far or distant,
And how much our times differ,
In the end,
We're still standing under...
Surviving Haiyan: The World's Strongest MegastormSURVIVING HAIYAN
THE DAY BEFORE HAIYAN
We had known that a Super Typhoon was going to hit us, and so we prepared for the worst. My parents secured the roof of our house, cut down the huge branches of the nearby trees, and prepared a bag full of clothes, flashlights, and canned goods. Because my parents work for the San Joaquin parish church and are close friends of the parish priest, Fr. Kelvin Apurillo, the latter invited us to stay in the church's rectory since it was more durable than our house. However, we had to decline the invitation as we had to assist my aunt in taking care of my 85-year old grandmother who both lived in our ancestral house which was located just across our home. My Mother had instructed me that very night to stay at my Grandma's place for the night and they would just follow the next day.
THE DAY OF HAIYAN
I woke up at 5:30AM that day--I don't usually wake up at this time of the day--but I did. My aunt w
The Light Beyond Ch. 8Chapter 8: War of Beauties
Oh my God! I cant believe Im here!
Lina gave a droll stare on Anna as she watched her hyperventilate and bead cold sweats inside the fully air-conditioned venue of her Aunt Mimis party. While the others including her are enjoying the food and good music, her friend is at the verge of fainting. Her knees are trembling and her face had lost color despite of having make-up.
Anna is supposed to be the one who should watch after her in case she feel sick again but it looks like things are going the other way around.
Lina tried to pick another taco from her plate only to find it empty for the third time. Geez, dont they have bigger plates. She complained mentally. Hey, are you okay here by yourself? she asked Anna.
By the start of the evening, there were six of them in their table but as minutes passed each of her associates decided to engage into som
The Light Beyond Ch. 7Chapter 7: Chameleon
Like an explosion, Lina blasted in a sitting position looking at her friend in disbelief. She couldnt have been more stunned if Anna had grabbed the clinics IV pole and smashed it to her face. WHAT!? she screamed, making Anna flinch a little on her sudden aggression. Because honestly, who wouldnt, her voice had been hostile and loud, loud enough for even the students from outside to hear. You called my Dad? she asked, Anna nodded. Why did you do that?
Well, Dr. Fielder says that you might need a hospital attention. So I checked your phone, I saw his number. So I called him. Whats wrong with that?
Her jaws dropped. This day couldnt get any worse. She missed her appointment and shes sure that Cast is still waiting for her while shes still helpless to do anything to wait for her body to handle herself. Oh damn it!
W-what? Why? What
The Light Beyond Ch. 6Chapter 6: Secret and Secrets
Lina was still thinking too much of the great day that shed just spent that she didnt notice that shes only a few centimeters close from hitting herself right directly into a grey van parked in front of the vacant house beside her home. Good thing that she was fast enough to press the break before she could end up in a total catastrophe.
New neighbor? Lina mused when she saw the van and the cargo boxes and some furniture scattered all around it.
Or maybe to be more precise, a neighbor.
Lina admits that shes a loner type of person and she doesnt like too many people running around her neighborhood. So when her Dad made her picked her choice of home, she chooses the one that is kind of spaced away from the rest that even the house next to hers is unoccupied.
But now, so much for spacing away. The empty house that had been like a decoration for the nearby l
Please ListenThey never listen, they never will.
I have a lot of things to say.
A lot of things that I wish they could have heard.
I wish they could have understand.
But none, none of them cared.
In the end, all the blames are mine.
And they never even considered if they are at fault.
Years had passed and my concerns were gone in the wind.
What was left in me is a wound and hole in my heart that knows no cure.
And now they ask what had I'd become.
Asking me where had they gone wrong.
And I can't tell since they won't still care.
They won't still listen.
If only they did, even just once.
If only they did not taken my feelings for granted.
If only they didn't see my concerns are ridiculous.
If only they had listened.
Maybe things could have been better.
Maybe I didn't turn into this.
And they won't be seeking answers while staying ignorant.
Giving all the blames to me.
Saying that I'd never been good enough.
Saying that I'm a plague on them.
A disease that is growing uncurable.
A disappointment that
The Light Beyond Ch. 5Chapter 5: Movie
Cast's mind was into a deep space that he didn't even notice that Lina had already arrived. He'd only been aware of her presence when he heard the squeak of the chair as she dragged in on the other side of the table. "Hi," she greeted warmly on him using those charming smiles of her.
Cast breath almost abandoned his body when he took his first glance on her. He doesn't know whether she had or not had done something to herself but she looked more stunning than before. And his void expression instantly lightens up on just a simple glimpse on her. "Hi," he greeted back wholeheartedly.
"You're already here? Am I late?"
"No, you're just in time. I'm early."
"Good thing to know. So what's for today?"
"Heaps and they're already settled." Cast has sets everything for the day. But before they go through that, he needed to do something first before it slipped off his mind again. His brain isn't that straighten
My own problemsYou know I care about her,
she's my friend,
I'm curious to learn about him,
but leave me now,
I have my own problems.
tsoris.how to live with an
at four, wear the dress she bought you
and promised to hem
and let her touch your hair when she's
sober and crying; tell yourself
that mommy is sick and mommy is sad
but it will get better, because that's
daddy said. watch her pack her things
into cardboard boxes
she will never have the guts to retrieve from your
father's garage. tell yourself
that mommy needs to go on a drive in that
big red van and then
she will fix the dress and then you two will
go on a drive together (because
that's what she said).
when you start school and see
all the girls come to class
with their hair in
pretty braids, try not to miss her– ask
your dad to braid your
hair and do not cry
when he struggles to pull it into a pony-tail
that is too tight. do not cry when
you cannot go to the
mommy-daughter girl scout
sleepovers, because mommy will be home soon;
she told you that on
the phone (but you couldn't understand
what she was really
so get out of my gardenphases
are the most important thing
you’ll ever go through--
flowers are just seeds
that have been given
the chance to grow.
Silent SpacesBeneath a double moon
misting over with clouds
waves wash a mourning
over jagged rock silhouettes.
Space sits idle--
stars lost, no lights to follow home,
wind-bent palm trees
instead of reading them.
Birds shape strong feathers
through silent breezes,
beaks empty--songs forgotten.
The planet lives and sleeps silently;
on a beach abandoned, littered with shells,
a lonely glass jar smears the ink
down an unread note
with sweating tears.
twenty-fivei burned through this summer
like a pack of cheap cigarettes.
all these snowflakes in my lungs
keep chaffing the burns.
It's Not a HobbyNot just a hobby
Not just for fun
It’s a passion
Its beat and you are one
Not just a hobby
Not for when you’re bored
Is so much more
Not just a hobby
It is part of you
Something that keeps you going
Like people have no clue
HumanAll of us are born human.
But not all of us die human.
Some of don’t die at all.
A human recognizes their brethren
Without having to ask any questions.
They can tell who you are and what you are
With confident accuracy.
A human will shed a tear
Whenever the clock strikes twelve.
It doesn’t matter if they see it or hear it,
They know when it happens and that it must.
A human will accept the fact
That time is continuous.
They know that the world won’t stop for them,
And that they cannot stop for the world.
A human bares two hearts
And perishes when one of two ceases.
No heart can beat forever,
And nothing can change that.
A human has three voices
That cannot be silenced.
A human has two eyes
That cannot be blinded.
A human has two ears
That cannot be deafened.
A human has one life,
That cannot be ignored.
A human is regarded as a human
A human is thinking, breathing
A human has rights and freedoms
And ceases to exist once they g