This is how I stopped writing

How did I lose my touch with words? I already knew the answer but I was never the type to confront my enemies head-on.

By SYRINE GLADYS PODADERA

I used to write almost every day for more than a decade and true enough, with practice comes confidence. Continue reading “This is how I stopped writing”

Once upon a cocoon

I was quite certain there was more to it; that there was more to life than just living in that seemingly small world.

By EUZETTE FERMILAN

When I was little, in a child’s point of view, l thought about living in the countryside like being in a cocoon. Most especially during pre-social media era. Slow. Still. Routinary. Out of reach, almost. Continue reading “Once upon a cocoon”

Julia Roberts won’t be playing me in the movie of my life

It was uncomfortable to write and at times, embarrassing to let the rest of the world in on my most private thoughts, triumphs, and heartaches.

By CHER FINVER

In 2017, I jumped off the proverbial cliff with the release of my memoir entitled, “But You Look So Good and Other Lies.” One thing about growing up in a severely dysfunctional home; I never felt good enough. Continue reading “Julia Roberts won’t be playing me in the movie of my life”

Dishonesty always costs

“Life is a matter of choice and disposition. Our thoughts may sometimes break the core of all our principles. We sometimes bend self-created rules for people we consider important. Things may not be as perfect as we desire it to be. But, in actuality, things should not be perfect to begin with – they just need to be true.”

By JOHN CHRISTOPHER SILVOSA

Life is a matter of choice and disposition. Our thoughts may sometimes break the core of all our principles. We sometimes bend self-created rules for people we consider important. Things may not be as perfect as we desire it to be. But, in actuality, things should not be perfect to begin with – they just need to be true. Continue reading “Dishonesty always costs”

Dear love, not now

“Allow me to be selfish of sharing myself for now. Allow me to not call for you even when I know I should. Allow me to run away. Because, since we are the ends of our red string of fate, my destination will be where you will find me.”

By CLARIELE JERRINA GATDULA

Dear Love, there are many that needed to be done. And yet, I let the guilt bug me as I finish this very sentence because, unlike on the days that had passed since I knew you were not him, I just felt like writing to you. Continue reading “Dear love, not now”

Catharsis

“I want to tell this story because I want people to know that life is full of challenges, full of surprises and full of grueling circumstances but those are exactly the reasons why we should be strong, be positive, and should never give up.”

By RAXIEY ADOLFO

I failed my Math 17 (College Algebra and Trigonometry) in my first year in Mindanao State University. I was devastated, I thought it was the end of the world. I felt ashamed because of what happened but luckily, I had a positive outlook then. Continue reading “Catharsis”