Category: Daily Life
Summer of Youth
Summer has made its presence felt with warm dawn, hot mornings, and sticky afternoons. But it’s just the start.
I faced the silhouette of the majestic mountains, a small part of the great Sierra Madre, on a chilly February morning. Whipped like icing on top of the misty dark mountain silhouette are the silvery white clouds hovering slowly where the wind gently blows. They covered the sunlight, so the big fiery ball of fire…
Just Another Day
The morning song calls the sleepless as the scarlet skyline sets the sleepy town ablaze.
Of Happy Times
You wake up with the yellow curtains fluttering a few inches above your face. Yellow isn’t your favorite color, but you don’t change it as it makes the room bright, even on the cloudiest day. Also, it has calla lily prints all over, a type of flower you know nothing about. Sweat powders your neck…
The speaker spat out gibberish 90s music. It was as if a DJ was scratching a turntable, like the songs were broken syllables followed by a period. Eight inches tall, the speaker stood beside the shelf that contained the hairdressing tools adjacent to my chair. One of the hairdressers sat comfortably on the couch watching…
Conversation with Lily
I was mad one afternoon because of a matter I couldn’t even recall now. I chatted with my hubby, and he suggested I go out and eat ice cream to cool down. I spoke with a friend, and she couldn’t do anything else but empathize. I wanted to vent out to someone, to someone who…
No Wifi (No) Cry
I retreated to my room one evening after my dinner and noticed that my messages weren’t going through. I thought that the Wifi was just slow, but there wasn’t any Wifi at all, as it turned out. In such situations, I would just go somewhere to get the signal of guest Wifi (because they could…
The Parakeet Invasion
The Parakeets have moved their nests from the trees to the shoe racks. ‘Shoe racks?’ you might ask. Yes you’ve read it right, shoe racks.
Let’s ask someone to spray the ants away, said my office mate when I immediately cut him off. No! I semi-screamed as if he had said something forbidden, unlawful and illegal. As if he wanted to harm the ants and I am the sole protector of all ant-kind. They will go away by themselves, let…
Somewhere Over The Rainbow[s]
It was a warm sunny day. The sky was so clear and the water was bluer than ever. I told myself, I’ll take a dip later after my shift. I left the office at 5:30pm and headed to the shores. The sun was still up, it was due to set around 7pm. Not over five minutes…
Mga Kabalbalan sa Isla
Kahit saan ako mapunta ay sentro yata talaga ako ng mga kakaibang pangyayari. -Inutusan ako maghatid ng guest sa room dahil busy yung mga receptionists. At dahil diyan naligaw ako dahil kahit maliit lang itong isla ay sala-salabid pala ang pagkakapwesto ng mga villa. Nakakahiya pero nabigyan pa rin ako ng tip na tumataginting na…
So dahil mapapadalas ang pakikihalubilo ko sa mga ka-ungguyan kong mga taga Altashushudad, kelangan kong i-enhance ang aking unggoy-ungguyan skills. Sumali ako sa Presentation Skills Training. Dalawa ang maeenhance sa mga aattend ng training na ito, paggawa ng presentation sa powerpoint at pagsasalita sa harap ng maraming tao. Yung una, easy na sa’kin, ehem, yabang.…