It’s 2023!

After a tumultuous year filled with unexpected challenges, I am looking forward to a fresh start with the New Year. Taking notes of all the highs and lows of the past year, I am also looking ahead to the possibilities that the new year will bring. I am hopeful that 2023 will bring a sense of stability and renewed optimism. More than anything, I am prioritizing kindness and compassion, both for myself and for those around me.

Here’s to a successful year ahead! Cheers to the new year!

Hoping this year is one of growth, positivity, and celebration for us all!

What weird world we’re now in

Complicated circumstances,

What frustrating times!

What weird world we’re now in!

We lament and wail,

Wait and stare.

What weird world we’re now in!

Stepping up,

Hopes held high,

What weird world we’re now in!

Who are you? What are we?

What would become of humanity?

What a weird world we’re now in!

Fitting Misfit

I have always been an old soul. At a young age, I showed odd signs of mental, emotional and psychological maturity. Unlike most people, the company of the daily paper and books give me a sense of balance and contentment. While some would opt for a trip to the mall, spend hundreds of peso on a cup of generic coffee and sweets from a known cafe, or lounge at “it” places of the metro, I on the other hand have always preferred published and written works, theater plays, volunteering in the community, and randomly spending time checking places of historical significance. I can vividly remember being questioned for my “inability to connect” with my classmates from university because I refused to go with them to Starbucks. To some, I was the stodgy and boring person in class. Apparently, I have always known what I wanted in life and from life, and I have always been transparent about what I didn’t want to do. It is quite upsetting that most of the time, the agreed-upon norms of our community have brought about misunderstandings amongst us – creating a barrier between people of different status. While others try to live their lives differently, most of us, however, conform to the dictates of the society. Talk about pressure! Don’t you ever wish to live life without the influence of society?