Hello Caris!

Blog

Inside the Diary of an Eleven Year Old

One of my most terrible memories is this: my mom invaded the neatly scribbled pages in my diary. I was eleven then and my stomach churned at how this private, sacred little book was exposed and discussed like a newspaper headline. Ah, parents. The words in purple ink got me in trouble. I got confronted about it. Perhaps, it’s about time  ...

Read more

Blog

The Weekend Closing #49

I am shamefaced to tell you that I do not have the right words to gather this post. Writer’s rule: write. It doesn’t have to always make sense. I don’t. So that’s how we close this week. We just throw in shreds and peelings and leftovers of things that happened the past 6 days and mix it in a bowl and have it chilled  ...

Read more

Blog

My Week in Tweets, Vol. 51

At the second half of 2016, I realized that there’s only 2 big life-changing goals I need to achieve this year. And as of now, I’m 50% through each goal. Three months left. Less than 100 days of action. Things are looking up. I have to tell you that I put some of my Week in Tweets on hold to catch up with my other column, the  ...

Read more

Blog

The Weekend Closing #48

I see the light. It is, oddly, in the form of Cesario’s dark skin, when he held out his arms as he volunteered to help me settle the kids down this morning. I see it in Jasmine’s smile, when she unexpectedly stayed with me and helped out with the singing even if it didn’t work out nicely. Well, it was in English. The kids  ...

Read more

Blog

Friday, Freedom, Finally

There’s that pleasant, cooling sensation of the wind as you look out of the window of a half-filled jeepney. It’s the kind of peace you get when reality peels you away from your desk and your head. There’s just so many mess and gunk inside of you, much more annoying than the sweaty shoulders of the person who just sat next to  ...

Read more