Behind every cute girl on Instagram is an #Instagramhusband or #Instagramboyfriend. My struggle is real here. For one thing I’m not cute; for another, my husband is not an #instagramhusband. The fact that I am not so photogenic gives me only two solutions to get a proper picture: (1) a really good angle and (2) … Continue reading The Struggle of Having a Non-instagram-husband
Today as I browse my facebook feed, I saw a post of a high school classmate about her lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls) with a status that goes along this line, it's difficult to wrap a lumpia. She used to be an Accountant in a big fast food chain till she got pregnant. From her pregnancy till … Continue reading I Want to be a Housewife
When I was still in Dubai, I tried several times to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan; however, I always failed after the first day then I never tried again. Last year when I arrived here in the Maldives it was mid-Ramadan already and I was still adjusting with the lifestyle so I didn’t … Continue reading As the Sun Goes Down
The weather here has been crazy over the last few days. One day, it will be dark with heavy rain, the next day it will be perfectly sunny, the next it will be so windy as if a hurricane is about to come then the next day we will wake up to a perfectly sunny morning … Continue reading The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
I was so busy over the last few days, or weeks, maybe. I don’t know how long I have been having late nights. Being busy is fine, really. It keeps me up to beat, it makes me sharp. However, being busy with my job doesn’t mean I will be exempted from annoying people, things and … Continue reading 4 Things that Made Me So Annoyed Today
My favorite quote till date is Find Joy in The Ordinary and this has been my blog goal > > to write and create literature out of my daily (and ordinary) life experiences.
Whenever my mind wanders through another path, I remind myself of what I wanted to do with my blog and here is yet another reminder, a very good post ‘In Defense of the Ordinary’ by Andrea Badgley.
I often get down on myself for the lack of meaning in the spurts of writing I publish on my blog, the ten-minute free writes that are unedited streams of consciousness, the spewing of thoughts after pulling a prompt from a box. “Who cares?” I ask myself. Who cares about the details of everyday life? The creaks and hums my house makes when it is empty? The smell of coffee and paper and ink when I write?
And then I sigh and recognize I am no writer, not like the real writers who don’t just write the details to plop you in the middle of a scene so you feel the warmth of golden light on prairie grasses and smell the grain scent they radiate in sunshine. Real writers get to a deeper truth beyond just being in the setting. They get to meaning.
Or so I thought.
I am in the car…
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I want to write, now. But my mind is lost in a sea of thoughts, rolling like waves on a windy afternoon, making me dizzy. The ideas in my head blow like a wind, taking me high up to the mountains, giving me hopes of creating masterpieces yet leaving me shattered on the ground like … Continue reading Lost
I woke up today 10 minutes earlier than the time in which my alarm is bound to disturb my sleeping roommate. I closed my eyes again and waited for the forthcoming disturbance. When it finally broke the silence of the dim room, I pressed the ‘x’ button on my phone, shut my eyes again and … Continue reading I’m Lazy Today. Don’t Tell My Boss.
Call me in the middle of the night; wake me up from my deep sleep. Call me when your thoughts are blurry, when you can’t walk yourself home. Call me once your spirit flies, just after emptying that spirit bottle. Call me when you’re drunk and tell me words I long to hear. Call me … Continue reading Call Me When You’re Drunk
I was walking along the high way of my beloved hometown yesterday when I noticed the grayish-orange clouds scattered along the blue sky. It was beautiful. I never expected I'd see something like this here. Nature's beauty, I mean. Apart from the beautiful Wawa Dam and the mountain ranges that climbers have been discovering lately, … Continue reading Yesterday Once More
Today I'll start a journey. I'll follow a road led by my heart; I will go where it takes me. My journey might take some time, a day or forever and this, I will tell you. In case I don't come back, don't worry. I will be fine and so will you. My heart will take … Continue reading In Case I Don’t Come Back
As per Wiki, wisdom teeth generally erupts between the ages 17 to 25. Duh? I'm already 31! That being said, maybe at 31, I am still not wise enough as a 25 year old should be. Is that why a wisdom tooth is still springing out of my ancient gums? Duh? After one long month, … Continue reading Dear Wisdom Tooth, Am I Still Not Wise Enough?
Several friends of mine worked for the same company for several years and left the company in the same position as when they joined in. They would complain that they left the company because nothing happened to them. They never got any promotion. They blame it on the company who never considered their growth or … Continue reading Promote…what?
I like your color, said an Arab Woman to me early this morning. I was on the boat with them and we were able to exchange pleasantries before they left the resort. I said, this is not my natural color. I got burned by always walking under the sun. I don’t even swim or sun … Continue reading I Like Your Color
I sat by the beach one early evening of November when they said the moon will be super. The moon was indeed so bright. It was yellowish in color that night, not the usual silvery white. I thought of you. I thought of the first time you and I met, of how you came to … Continue reading I Thought of You