ATBP | Kapit.

Isa. Dalawa. Tatlo… teka, hinto na muna ako rito. Hindi nakakapagod ang magbilang o makinig sa pagtiktak ng orasan; nakakapanghina lang na sa bawat paggalaw ng mga kamay ng oras, unti-unting lumalapit sa iniiwasang wakas. Apat. Lima. Anim… at dahan-dahan nang magtatago ang araw para magbigay-daan sa dilim. Susulitin ang natitirang liwanag; kakalimutan ang sakit;…

ATBP | Ngayon.

Matagal-tagal na rin mula nang huli akong nagsulat. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil akala ko’y wala nang dahilan para magsulat pa. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil akala ko’y wala na akong maisusulat pa. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil bibigyan ko lang ang sarili ko ng rason para may balikan…at ayaw ko nang bumalik pa sa…

ATBP | Today X Future!

If I could be honest with myself, I would likely be quitting everything today, resigning from my job, selling my house, stocks, everything, and start living the rest of my life traveling until I ran out of money or there was nowhere else to go. But then again, I’m excited to see what kind of future…

ATBP | Service

I’m thinking of quitting my job and looking for a more fulfilling one–actually I’ve found the one but I’m kind of hesitant to apply for it cause, you know, salary. And timing. I have been in the BPO industry since I graduated from college. I worked as a call center agent where I only lasted…

Davao | The Consequences of Going to Davao

After 20 (or 21?) years, I was back in Mindanao. Not in Zamboanga where I was born, though, but a few miles from there–Davao. And after three days, I couldn’t get myself to leave the place…but due to a lot of responsibilities back in Manila, I had to. And this thought saddens me until today….

Buwan ng Wika: Ako Na Lang

Walang salitang “nalang”. Laging tandaan, magkahiwalay ang “na” at “lang”. Hindi ito katulad ng “palang” na ibang-iba naman sa “pa lang”. Ang “lang” ay dinaglat na “lamang”. At anong kalokohan naman ‘yan? #BuwanNgWika  

SONA 2014: Puro Dilaw, Araw-Araw

Tumanda na lang ako, puro dilaw pa rin ang nakikita ko. Bilog na bilog na nga ang ulo ko, dilaw pa pati suot ko sa ulo. Mamaya, magsasalita si Presidente Aquino, mayroon naman kayang bago?

ATBP | What Is Your Religion Again?

I heard quiet knocks on my door just moments ago, and I thought it was the courier or whoever delivers the bills so I went to the door to open it. Excited as I was to see my monster bills, I opened the door with so much enthusiasm but found out that the person outside…

Make Your Donations for Typhoon Yolanda Victims

This picture was captured not a long time ago at what felt like the top of the world. It was just this year when I went to Coron, Palawan for a vacation. But, as typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made its first stop here in the Philippines, with its being a “super typhoon”, it left nothing but…

Trial and Error

Nakakatawang isipin na ang pulitika sa Pilipinas para sa ilang Pilipino ay isang trial and error. Napakahaba ng anim na taon para subukan ang husay, kung mayroon man, ng isang nahalal na kandidato. Nakakatawa ring isipin na hindi nakakalimot ang mga Pinoy sa nagawa ng isang pulitiko sa kapwa nito pulitiko, kaya hala, iboboto ito…