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And the Journey Begins #15

Perspective is both a necessary and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Posted 6 years, 4 months ago at 10:53 am.


One Sweet Day

Today is a day of gentle rest. It’s synonymous to enjoying hot champorado on a rainy day, a day on a hammock, or a lazy day at the beach. Today, completely absorbed into the moment, I am listening to a long stretch of silence and to my own heart beat. And as I think of the chaotic and stressful corporate world, this day—the soft quiet of this simple day—is pure bliss.

Thanks, H, for the photo.

Posted 6 years, 4 months ago at 5:16 pm.


Where I Left a Piece of Myself

I was there—in the right place at the right time. I was there when the sun started to paint the horizon in a blaze of crimson light. I watched silently, smiling, as everything around me overflowed with beauty, as the last whisper of the shining sun slowly made way for the stars to hold court.

Now as I remember that late afternoon in the port of the town of Biri, I feel joyful and blessed for having had the chance to witness a slice of God’s handiwork that capped one of my most memorable days. That moment, that golden hour which lasted for just few minutes, was a gentle reminder for me yet again that life is so exquisitely beautiful and is so much worthy of living and celebrating.

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago at 5:43 pm.


sa panahong masarap magtampisaw

isinisilang sa aking balat
ang butil-butil na pawis
kapag dumarating ka.

naninindigan ka’t
di mapatid-patid
ang pagsuyo sa akin
ng mainit na hangin.

ngunit sa gitna ng Mayo,
nagbabadya ang maagang pag-alis mo.
tangkain ko man na pigilan
ay hindi ko kayang gawin ito.

at ang tanging matitira sa akin
ay mga nakangiting anino sa paanan
ng aking alaala.

magpapaalam na naman ba ako sa iyo,

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago at 6:30 pm.


This Joy, This Ride

I don’t know when or how it started. This itch. This desire to see what’s beyond the borders. This fascination with new things. This hunger for experiential knowledge. It’s a craving that won’t go away.

I’ve always felt like an orphan longing for something that’s missing. Subconsciously I knew there was something more beyond, something that could help me help others in my own little way. So I ventured bravely. Took some risks. Despite my fluttering heartbeat…

And that has made all the difference.

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago at 3:20 pm.