Tunnel

It is not the money on your pocket
That lets you buy an expensive cigarette;
Not the fortune you’ve been saving,
All for the glory of extravagant spending.

It is not the beauty of being high above the sky,
Seeing the clouds below you as you fly,
Or the scream as you take a deep breath,
And jump on the cliff as if it’s your death.

It is not the diamond on your finger
With a promise still uncertain from your lover;
Not the way they call your name,
A superiority you won from a dangerous game.

One may tell a tale so worthy,
But the end is not entirely its beauty;
For it is not the end of the tunnel you crossed,
But the journey, all the risks you tossed.

Mink PH Product Review: What happens after a week?

One of the things that this enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) has brought me is the time to browse Shopee, Lazada, and other online shops on Instagram and Facebook. One of the many brands that caught my attention is Mink PH because I’ve read lots of good reviews about it.

Mink PH specializes in intimate care. A lot of people are spending time in skin care, especially the face. But what about the intimate parts? Not everyone’s making a big deal out of it, but I guess if you’re confident on the inside, it will make you glow on the outside as well!

I got the #meetMINK Bundle because I wanted to try all the products and see which among them would be nice and wise to retain. I ordered through their website on May 15 and went for a cashless payment. As far as I remember, you can pay through Paypal, credit card, bank transfer or cash on delivery. I received my bundle on May 18, so I commend the short waiting time, considering that we are under ECQ.

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Always Towards Better Things

A dark night
No star to light
A question of who the voices are
Screaming inside, crying is a song,
Can they hear it?

Oh, they cannot –
They do not want to;
They shut their ears,
But no, it’s not about them.

It’s about the song,
Nobody hears;
The dance,
Nobody moves;
The poem,
Nobody recites.

It’s not about them.

It’s about the song,
One that should be sang;
The dance,
One that should be played.
The poem,
One that should be read.

And in the dark night,
If there is no star,
Look for the moon:
Borrowed light, unreal;
But there it is.

One more day,
one more step,
one more breath:
Semper ad meliora.

Day 45

Today marks the 45th day since Metro Manila was put into community quarantine as a means to stop the spread of COVID-19. The farthest I’ve gone was at the end of our street to get deliveries because riders are not allowed to go beyond the checkpoint.

I’ve taken my best step to keep things going. I try to stick with my workout and yoga meditation routine, finish the last few requirements of my postgraduate studies (last two papers!) and enrolled to some free online classes and webinars. I’ve also been busy finishing a book and watching some series on Netflix.

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Have You Seen The Sky?

Here’s what the Corona virus and community quarantine made me do.

Have you seen the sky?
It’s been days since the doors were shut,
And now you question why
You just cannot go out.

Have you seen the sky?
The windows are your escape;
Now it’s faith and science to defy,
With heroes who do not wear capes.

Have you seen the sky?
A thousand lives have been claimed,
Unknown if you’ll see the world in July,
And still meet the people your heart named.

Have you seen the sky?
A thousand lives have been claimed,
Unknown if you’ll see the world in July,
And still meet the people your heart named.

Have you seen the sky?
And asked for it to shine brighter
So everyone can get by
And once more spend time together.