Blue Neighborhood

Blue Neighborhood

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Like A Man

Like A Man

 Why do you sound like that?; like what?; like a girl, it’s not good; lower your voice; lower; lower; lower; good, it sounds just like mine; as I told you, you do not shout unless you’re in a game or you’re in a fire; you don’t scream in high pitch, those are for homos; sit like a man; do not ever cross-leg and always sit up straight; stand straight as well when you’re walking in public and keep your hands to your pockets; let me see; why are your arms like that?; it looks like you’re holding a skirt; my elbows are deformed, they look like they’re holding a skirt but they’re just like that, sir; that’s not an excuse, you have to force yourself, and what’s with that voice again?; you speak to me like you are flirting with me, you only do that to girls; don’t treat them as your best friends, treat them as potential mates; remember to be shy when in front of them; only treat guys as you’re friends, like me; be in a group of boys in school; like them, you don’t talk in class, you’ll always be reckless in class but you have to keep your grades up; keep your grades up but don’t be an attention whore; don’t ever be a whore, like the ones you like; Continue reading “Like A Man”

Running Away to Balay Indang

Running Away to Balay Indang

Staring through the window, I see a view that feels uncomfortable to me. Usually, when I ride a bus, I see wide buildings and tall glass ones that seem to go on forever through the clouds, but here, I only see tiny houses and wide fields of grass and crops in every direction. By this thought, I can conclude that Manila is a very far place from Indang, Cavite, figuratively and literally. Continue reading “Running Away to Balay Indang”

Rain before Christmas

Rain before Christmas

Just right before Christmas, a sudden turn of weather happened: it rained, and flood was everywhere.

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When the flood receded, the roads were soaked, and the wet pavements everywhere cast reflections of the Christmas lights hanging in every porch.

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We were expecting two heavy weeks of rain for December, and along with it, we were also praying for a beautiful Christmas Day.

If only rain turns to snow…

Rough, Ready and Early for Christmas

Rough, Ready and Early for Christmas

Coming back to my hometown, I’ve noticed that the amount of shops has tripled. Even the narrowest of sidewalks is filled with vendors craning to get customers. Continue reading “Rough, Ready and Early for Christmas”