What He Did On My Birthday

When I turned 25, he sent me flowers. He was in Japan. I was in the Philippines. I didn’t know how he would do it. But he Sherlocked his way into doing it! And I felt like I was the prettiest girl in the universe. A few days before my 26th birthday, he came to…

What I Did On My Birthday

Today, I celebrated my 26th birthday. It feels strange to be on the other side of the 20’s scale. But it feels good. The day was unusually warm. I started it with a long walk toward The Bahay ng Alumni, where I would meet one of my best friends, Nicole. We had lunch at a…

Diary Entry: 09 May 2013

I once had a friend who, in her moment of despair, went hysterical and threw around these glass mugs that she had in her room. Everyone started backing off. Only I and her boyfriend stayed close. He stood beside her but didn’t know what to do. Everyone didn’t seem to know what to do. And…