What is Your Blood’s Worth?

On the morning of Holy Friday, we parked our car in front of a vulcanizing shop to get both our front tires changed to gear up for a 2-hour drive. I was inside the car browsing through my news feed when a group of shirtless men hitting their bleeding backs, passed by. It was amusing and not at the same time. I have seen this pilgrim every year on TV, newspapers and social media so there’s nothing new to this except that this time, I was amused to see this with my very own eyes. Continue reading “What is Your Blood’s Worth?”

Sanfa & Moosa – Loabinfaru by Mustafa Lutfi

Loabinfaru is a tragic story of the star-crossed lovers – Sanfa, the prettiest girl in Ihuvanfushi Island* (Northernmost part of the Maldives) and Moosa, the most eligible bachelor in Addu Atoll (Southernmost part of the Maldives).

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Palengke Chronicles 10: Disneyland

Ang Palengke Chronicles, si Aling Mertha at ang limang taong gulang na anak nitong si Buding ay pawang mga kathang isip lamang.

Pero dahil matagal na akong hindi nakapagsulat ng kwento nila Aling Mertha, 7 years old na si Buding ngayon.

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Summer na naman ‘no. Ambilis ng panahon. Andami na naman nagpapapayat para makapag tupis. Yung ibang bilbil di pa naka move on sa Noche Buena eh kaya mag rash guard na lang daw kesa tupis. Kaya mas mabili ngayon dito sa palengke ang mga rash guard. Tapos salbabida. Continue reading “Palengke Chronicles 10: Disneyland”

Finding Odd Things While Searching for Inspiration

I was at my lowest yesterday. I couldn’t understand myself. I was so demotivated at work. I was lazy and I didn’t want do anything. I was analyzing what the problem is. My bosses are good and we have an amazing team in the department. The company is good. The people in the island treats me well. So whats wrong? Maybe I am just burned out or over worked. Maybe, I need a break. Continue reading “Finding Odd Things While Searching for Inspiration”

Mga Kaganapan at Mala Exorcism na Hilot

Andaming ganap sa buhay ko. Kape sa umaga, kape bago magtanghali, kape matapos mananghalian, kape bago magmeryenda, kape ulit ang meryenda. Sa sobrang dami ng kaganapan sa buhay ko, kape na lang ang nasa utak ko. Nasaan na ang paghihirap ko nung Oktubre na halos maipasok ako sa Coffee-holics Anonymous para lang maiwasan ang pagkakape? Pero heto na naman ako.
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Island Guys – Doctor Quail

It was a slow and easy Sunday and my mind was wandering while I was in the morning briefing.

It was the ‘around the table’ time and it was our time to bring our news or any info to the table. My turn came and I didn’t have anything important to say. I then listened to what my other colleagues had to say. Continue reading “Island Guys – Doctor Quail”