At the age of 24.75,

When I was young, I wondered, a few times, at what I could possibly regret when I am an adult. Older people around me were always talking about regrets and what they didn’t do, that if they could turn back time they would have changed something. When I was younger, I was brave and bold and lived…

Celebrating life amidst the tragedies

It’s funny how life happens sometimes. Mother Nature has her own secrets and course of life that she does not reveal. Natural disasters – which are full of heartbreaks and loss for us – is perhaps, just her changing, stretching, evolving to prepare the for the future. 2015 has been uncertain – not for me…

An attempt at catharsis and remembrance.

I remember the tiny details that seemed insignificant at that point. Now, they are inescapable and certain memories jump and wind themselves around me – reminding, coercing, persuading me to not forget the past (which I have a habit of doing – forgetting people, especially). So, I remember. I remember the half dozen shoes outside…

Between you and him – I choose me.

You could have been – or he could have been. Life has never been predictable (where’s the fun in that? We are after all a masochistic bunch). I sometimes wonder if you could have been the one to make me happy instead of him. Or maybe he’s a temporary pleasure-releasing medium while you await in…

Are you living or merely breathing?

I get that the High Life defined by the people of today’s generation seems to be luxury goods, unnecessary number of good food and a lot of traveling with even more pictures posted on Facebook and Instagram. That seems to be the Asian mentality and it’s fine with me if you subscribe to it; after…

Learning to be a person.

It’s like holding a shard of glass. Close your palm, and you will definitely cut yourself. Life has taken many unexpected turns of late. All the unraveling has happened so fast, I almost couldn’t catch my breath. I wish I could say I am at a better place now, or that I am happy – but…

Typical trait of today’s young wo/man

I would like to think that we could afford to be nicer since we seem to be affording everything else just fine, right? The beauty of our times have always been about the workings of ci-vi-li-za-tion, a word academics have forgo using. Put plainly, human nature is multi-faceted and like all things in this world,…