Salangi ko pu.

May you be enlightened.

Singularity

Ako si Nathan Lopez. 10 years ago, I met someone from my past and someone from my future.

Caught in the crossroads

We were both young and stupid. Well, you were young, I was stupid. We were at a time that we wished we knew better. Both reeling from the pains of failed relationships, we jumped into what could make us whole. We were drunk with the idea that a new love is what would save us. Fueled with passion, we threw ourselves to spontaneous adventures. The promise of a kiss was enough to keep us moving forward.

6 Places in the PH and What They Taught Me About Life

Sagada taught me that all good things come to an end. That everything that we experience in this life – even happiness and even pain – are fleeting and temporary. That feelings change, and so do people, and so do relationships. That life goes on, and that you move on, and that you always prepare for the next great adventure.

An Open Letter to Psych Majors

You will have to deal with people you don’t like. You would have to understand everyone, even when you come to the point that understanding is the hardest thing to do. At one point you will realize that when someone does something that hurts you, you stop asking for apologies and you seek answers to understand why they did hurt you. And sometimes, that, too, hurts. Just keep understanding.

Stories

I’ve always wanted to hear your story.
The same way I’ve wanted to unravel the mystery.
I’ve always wanted to tell your story.
The same way I wanted everyone to see our story.

Pamamaalam at Pagbitaw

Mahal, paano?
Saan ka nagsimula?
Sinimulan mo ba sa ating nga pangako?
Na tayo’y magsasama hanggang dulo?

Sabi.

Sabi ko hindi ako magsusulat tungkol sa atin.
Hindi muna. Hindi pa. Hindi ko pa kaya.

Tatlo

Mahal, nasaan ka?
Mahal, nakikinig ka ba?
Mahal, makinig ka

Psych Blog

Hindi Ako Magtuturo

It is an honor for a teacher when his students are proud of him, but the greatest honor for a teacher is when his students make him proud.

Why #HugAPsychMajorDay

This is the story behind #HugAPsychMajorDay, a day for those who braved and took the challenge of the board exam. A day for those who passed and those who failed. A day when we celebrate all psych majors. A day when we celebrate our love for Psychology.

An Open Letter to Psych Majors

You will have to deal with people you don’t like. You would have to understand everyone, even when you come to the point that understanding is the hardest thing to do. At one point you will realize that when someone does something that hurts you, you stop asking for apologies and you seek answers to understand why they did hurt you. And sometimes, that, too, hurts. Just keep understanding.

Who are you?

“’Pag sinabi mong ‘eto na ako eh, tanggapin nyo ako’ isa lang ang ibig sabihin no’n: patay ka na. Kasi lahat tayo, we evolve, we change, we have a history at patay lang ang pwedeng magsabi na eto na ako.”

My Psych Story

I am not forcing you to stay in this field. I am not even asking to to stay. I am simply asking that you find your reason to stay. If you don’t find it, then I can only ask you to go for your dreams and do whatever makes you happy. But if you do choose to stay, please love it. Please love what you do. Please love psychology. Do not give up even when it seems to be hard. Fight, even when it seems there is nothing left to fight for.

Literary Blog

6 days before I let you go

I miss how can just silence all the noise in my head, by the mere touch of your hand.

Tatlo

Mahal, nasaan ka?
Mahal, nakikinig ka ba?
Mahal, makinig ka

Patawarin mo ako na minahal kita

Patawarin mo ako na minahal kita.
Na naghintay ako’t nagtiyaga.
Patawarin mo ako na hindi ako napagod sa kakaintindi, kakahintay, kakatiyaga.
Ang alam ko kasi kung mahal mo, gagawin mo ang lahat.

Sabi.

Sabi ko hindi ako magsusulat tungkol sa atin.
Hindi muna. Hindi pa. Hindi ko pa kaya.

A Game of Cat and Mouse

We lose what we value so that we can learn to value ourselves. I deeply wished and hoped and prayed that you would come back, I left the doors open even when I knew you had the keys.

Travel Blog

6 Places in the PH and What They Taught Me About Life

Sagada taught me that all good things come to an end. That everything that we experience in this life – even happiness and even pain – are fleeting and temporary. That feelings change, and so do people, and so do relationships. That life goes on, and that you move on, and that you always prepare for the next great adventure.

Travel and the Journey that is Life

But I realized that waiting serves its purpose: it makes our choices clearer. It gives you that time to either continue or not. It gives you the choice to do other things than wait. In life, it is pretty much the same: we have a choice as to where we are and what we do. We have a choice to wait and waste time or use it for something productive. You never know, letting that first train pass by and waiting for the next can actually be a good choice.

Things I’d do

With you, I want: to lie down on the grass and watch the stars and the galaxies. to fly back to Paris to see the lights, to see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc. to cliff jump. to skydive. to see the reef of the Marianas. to swim in the beaches of Bora Bora and Kosrae. to...

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