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    Piece of my mother in my wallet

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    7 days ago

    Becoming in Korea

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    Filipino time

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    Side effects

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    2 weeks ago

    World Cup dream

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    Until when is it okay to not be okay?

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    ‘Sakto lang’

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    Pocket-sized hope

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    Low tech

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    Baes + Babies

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      Uncertainty

      On my way home from work one night, I took the FX as always. I was the only passenger.
      June 8, 2024

      For the kids

      “Hush little baby, don’t say a word/ Daddy’s gonna buy you a mockingbird"
      April 17, 2024

      Woman 101

      Let’s admit it: if there is one thing that every girl experienced growing up, no matter who or where they’re…
      April 5, 2024

      The trans dilemma

      Whenever I want to pee in public restrooms, I get chased down by security guards. For trans people, getting kicked…
      March 25, 2024

      I might die alone

      “I’m 27 years old. I’ve no money and no prospects. I’m already a burden to my parents. And I’m frightened.”…
      February 10, 2024

      ‘Walang ligawan’

      If divorce were legal in this country, chances are, our own statistics on divorces would approximate those of the United…
      January 22, 2024

      Silent farewell

      After weeks of messaging each other consistently, I woke up without hearing the chime of my phone blessing me with…
      January 1, 2024

      NJSB

      “You need to find a partner in life to make your life whole.” I recall one of my grandma’s sisters…

      Hooks + Books

      • ‘Halo-halo’ moments

        The first time halo-halo saved me, I didn’t even know I needed…

      • Piece of my mother in my wallet

        In the corner of my wallet lies a pack of 2×2 ID…

      • World Cup dream

        When I was a child, my greatest dream was to play and…

      • Low tech

        What model is your phone? Mine is a Nokia 3530.  A few…

      • Personal histories

        It's difficult for most people to relate to Jose Rizal. The man…

      • Taft reflections

        The train howled: Its screeching sang in my ears. Blurred by blitzing…

      Revelations + Destinations

        7 days ago

        Becoming in Korea

        This student exchange program in South Korea feels like a lifeline for my 22-year-old self. I’ve grappled with persistent unease,…
        1 week ago

        Filipino time

        There are only three certainties in Filipino life: death, taxes, and being late. For someone who’s always had his calendar…
        2 weeks ago

        Until when is it okay to not be okay?

        Sometimes, I ask the universe: Until when is it okay to not be, okay? I don’t have a photographic memory—but…
        2 weeks ago

        ‘Sakto lang’

        Life has often been described as a journey filled with peaks and valleys, and while this analogy holds true for…
        3 weeks ago

        Big dreamer

        Last night I finally had the guts to re-open “Bobby.” You might think I am crazy, but yes that is…
        4 weeks ago

        What’s the plan?

        I’m on the last roll of my 20s. Hell yes, I am scared. I grew up in a small town.…
        4 weeks ago

        Mourning the years lost pleasing people

        These past few days, I have been questioning myself over who I could have become if only I was not…
        June 14, 2024

        I passed UP, now what?

        I always knew I would get an admission to the University of the Philippines (UP). My entire life as a…
        June 5, 2024

        The sound of loneliness

        I often wonder if the loneliness that sits in the pit of my stomach is meant to be perpetual. I’m…
        May 31, 2024

        To kill a dream

        As we opened the balikbayan box from South Korea, my Tita handed me a textbook about the history of humankind.…

        X + Y + Z

        Lovely as a ‘3’

        Hourglass syndrome

        Finding father

        In every rainfall, I miss you

        No more dishes left to wash

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