The thing is, you can have perfect grades, graduate with honors, have a stable job, but you cannot be the perfect daughter.
Habang tintingnan ang mga photos sa luma kong phone, nakita ko ang picture ko with college friends sa The Palace. Kung kilala mo ako nung high school, siguro di mo ako maiimagine na pumunta sa club at mag-"tugs tugs tugs". Sa totoo lang, di naman talaga ako dapat pupunta. Nahila lang ako ng mga : "Last … Continue reading Nung minsang napadaan sa The Palace
(Because it’s graduation season, I’m reposting something I wrote for my fresh grad self in 2006. That was ten years ago! But I think whatever I was feeling here as a fresh grad still rings true to at least one fresh grad today who used to think she cam change the world then started to doubt herself as soon as the first job rejection e-mail came. K lang ‘yan, gurl. Sabi nga ni Mace sa Tadhana-I know it’s so conceited of me to quote my own film, pero pagbigyan mo na ako, tutal alas-dose naman ng gabi, may excuse gumawa ng kabaliwan-“To the great people we will be.” See you at the Real World, fresh grad.)
Bos, Para Po sa Real World*
“I like dead end signs. I think they’re kind. They at least give the decency to let you know you’re going nowhere.” –Bugs Bunny
TSK, HINDI PA naman…
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(A little backstory: I found my old blog !!! *cringe* I wrote this poem in 2014. I remember being so lost back then. I remember struggling with my studies and having a hard time trying to fit in. As I read this now, I realized I've survived and learned so much in the past two years … Continue reading I don’t know how to begin
So may freshie akong orgmate na nagmessage sa akin sa Facebook: Siya: Ate. Pwedeng magtanong? Hahaha Ako: sure Siya: Ano po para sa inyo ang perfect love? Hahahah Ako: Hahahahaha. para san ito? hahaha sige wait lang (Dahil boring sa office ngayon at wala akong ginagawa, ayan inspired ako humugot.) "Ang perfect love ay yung di … Continue reading Perfect Love
An Open Letter to the Twenty-Something Who Wants to Change the World
By Antoinette Jadaone
Dear Fresh Grad,
I think I saw you yesterday along Makati Avenue, clutching a brown envelope—inside are your resumés, right?—,wearing the most smart casual attire your closet will allow, waiting for the traffic light to change to red. You looked a little flustered. Why, did your job interview not go so well? It’s your fifth interview in six weeks, I hear? Don’t worry, they always say “don’t call us, we’ll call you” to almost everybody. Hindi ka nag-iisa. Oh, your best friend nailed her interview on the first try? And your other ka-barkada too? Well. Good for them. Wag ka lang inggitera.
I know, I know. You’ve already imagined yourself in your dream job immediately after graduation, getting paid—and a lot at that—doing what you love to do, so “it doesn’t feel like work at…
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I can’t continue to expect you to be there during the little moments – you’ve been there during the major ones, but I also want you in the little ones. Jerome LichtI really don’t exactly know what I feel for you. Is there something more than love? Because if there is, then, that is it. … Continue reading YOU ONLY LOVE ME AS A FRIEND, SO I HAVE TO LET YOU GO — Thought Catalog — Jzandelli