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My Sister’s Keeper

I love my sister. To know me is to know how important my sister is to me. Though we’re on opposite sides of the country I speak to her almost every other day. In fact, it bothers me whenever my sis falls out of the top 10 most recent phone calls on my phone. She […]

The girl with an anchor tattoo

Everyday for the last five years of my life it’s a routine – wake up, go to work, go home, sleep. My world is all about working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and on the 7th day I need to do household chores. I came to a point that I am not […]

Footbridge Boy

Everyday on my former job I need to walk on a very long footbridge to get to the other side of the highway to take a bus ride going home. My shift starts at 10pm and ends at 6am and so I go home early in the morning. From day 1 I’ve noticed a young […]


She was a wallflower, set apart from the rest of the kids in that charity home. She was a wallflower yet her expressive eyes and the slight tilt to her face beckons me closer. It was an invitation drawing me near to her, to know more about her and the story those eyes would tell. […]


My brother-in-law calls me Kuya. He’s not Pilipino so to have him call me Kuya so naturally and with respect touches me. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be with my sis. She is my world and I am fiercely protective of her. So it gives me great comfort and peace to […]