Hi Bye Mama: A Reminder on How Painfully Beautiful Life Is

Cha Yu Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) is a ghost who have been lingering on Earth, staying close to her husband and daughter, family and friends for five years until one day she miraculously came back to life but only for 49 days.

Hi Bye Mama reminded me of how beautiful yet painful this life can be. How we take life for granted and ignore that death is a fact until it is right in front of us. Continue reading “Hi Bye Mama: A Reminder on How Painfully Beautiful Life Is”

Filling In The Blank Pages

The blank pages I once filled with dots are now filled with words.

It’s been a month since I started writing on this journal and surprisingly, I have been writing daily except for a few days that I was physically not able to.

Continue reading “Filling In The Blank Pages”

Chandelier, Armageddon and Laughing Like It’s My Last

Kung meron mang magandang nangyari sa akin sa pagkakakulong ko dito sa isla ng ilang buwan ay yung bagong pagkakaibigang nabuo namin nung mga iilang taong natitira dito sa isla. Continue reading “Chandelier, Armageddon and Laughing Like It’s My Last”

Here’s to Tito Jack. And Tita Emily too

The last time that I saw Tito Jack was summer several years ago in a loud and crowded resort with pools bathed in chlorine, filthy as hell and no one can see the bottom. The air, sticky with smoke coming from different grills, one can smell a mixed aroma of pork, fish, chicken and human sweat. The place was loud as each cottage has its own karaoke set, each one playing its own classic karaoke hit, from Material Girl to It Must Have Been Love and Green, Green Grass of Home. Continue reading “Here’s to Tito Jack. And Tita Emily too”

An Eid To Remember

We started our Eid Al Ftr with a sunrise video shoot. We all got up at 5am and completed the session by half past eight. We had to do it that day just because the weather had been very unpredictable lately so the shoot can’t wait. Continue reading “An Eid To Remember”

Dotting the Blank Page

I sat on the floor of our room, my legs crossed on the cold, white tiles. The door wide open, the curtain drawn up. The faint sunlight that passed through the thick clouds filled up the room that never really saw the sunlight for months or years.

Continue reading “Dotting the Blank Page”

I Love The Rain More Today Than Yesterday

I stood at the reception, looking at the jetty and the gray clouds above it. I heard the sound of the faraway thunder and the soft noise of the waters pushed by the strong Eastern current. I walked to the jetty and then I saw the lighting. It scared me a little so I walked back to the reception where I under a safe roof. Continue reading “I Love The Rain More Today Than Yesterday”

K-Drama Series

It’s been a while since a I last watched K-Drama.  I have more time now so I could not help but stay up all night and binge-watch some series. I’ve watched 3 drama series and 1 movie over the last few weeks and here’s my take on them (no spoilers here): Continue reading “K-Drama Series”

Tea Time at 9pm

It’s been a week since Ramadan started and there had been changes with our meal times.

Breakfast or Iftar for those who fast will be at sunset which is probably around 6pm. Dinner time for non-Muslims is from 7pm to 8pm and there will be short eats at 9pm, tea time for those who fast and actually, even for those who don’t. And then there will be supper, which is actually their Suhour at 11:30pm. Continue reading “Tea Time at 9pm”

30 Seconds Daily

So, I just realized that my Sony FDR-X3000 has a time-lapse function. Meh. After using it for years as an underwater camera, I just figured out a new use for it. This just shows how bad I am with gadgets. Again, meh. Continue reading “30 Seconds Daily”