A friend once told me that he was afraid of seeking professional help, because that would mean having an official diagnosis, and to him, that meant sticking to a label, remembering that label every moment of his life, and accepting that there was something wrong with him. Another reason why he didn’t want to get […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve started writing again. And a lot has happened since. For the past year, I’ve been focusing all my energy on advocating for mental health awareness. Coincidentally, last year was also the year I finally shifted to the course I love – BA Psychology. And so, I will be […]
“The history of ideas is like a drama in many acts” – Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder I have always hated history back in high school. It was all ‘what year did this person do this thing’ – when did the war start and when did it end, who started it all, and where. The Filipino presidents and […]
Nakakatuwang isipin na Sa anibersaryo ng pagsunog mo’y Biglang bumuhos ang ulan. Para bang sumasabay ang kalikasan Sa pagluluksa sa mga nawala Kay tamis makita ang bawat patak Kung dumating ba ng mas maaga May masasagip pa kaya? Wala nang magawa kung hindi mag-hinala Note: Isang taon na ang nakalipas nang masunog ang […]
Sa bawat sinag ng araw na ang binabalik sa akin ay ambon, Bawat oras ng bukas na magiging isang simpleng kahapon, Sa bawat sandaling huli na ang pag-dating, Bawat “hindi ako pwede”, “busy ako”, o ano pang sinungaling. Kahit ako na ang maghintay, Kahit ako nalang ang magpuyat, Kahit ako nalang ang tumayo dito At […]
Dear self-love, Your cousins, sisters, brothers all outshine you Eros, Agape, Filia, Storge, just to name a few But out of all the people in your family Only you have ever left an impression on me; you see, No language in the world does justice to your name No culture that romanticizes the warmth of […]
My professor for GS 197 – Global Studies: Islam in Contemporary Europe – encouraged our whole class, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to wear a hijab for one whole day, in support of World Hijab Day. And this is what I learned.