November 8th, 2017

October 30th, 2017: Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur

For many days, I have wanted to cry but would only do so occasionally. Some days, I would feel as if I was floundering on shallow waters, unable to breathe. On other days, it was sleep paralysis at waking hours. No matter how much I wanted to move my limbs, my body simply could not. I would feel as if the earth was weighing down on me, relieving me of any possibility of stirring.

To sugarcoat, I had a much foreseen fit about a month ago or so. The aftershock wasn’t any better. After days of opening up to other people, I’ve distanced myself more and more from them. I was, still am, yet again caged in a harrowing display of distrust and hollowness. I had coped with purposeful solitude and horrid self-deprecating humour. I would talk about something else.

I’ve taken a liking on an unlikely stranger, someone that have not even been near the offshore. But I’m afraid I fancy such a stranger for fraudulent reasons. If there had been any other, then the situation would have been synonymous to the aforementioned. You see, it’s a tactical diversion of my mind; hiding behind dishonest romance and illicit affairs to shadow the painful truth that I am ever so empty. And I have only the sea to calm me.

A Scene From A Movie


Her smiles,
a simulated orchestra.

The rhythm of her breaths,
an overture awaiting.

She reconciles with
her savage; isolating

the very profundity,
the very brilliance
of her cluttered insanity.




My days have been quite blurry again, almost dreamlike. And not in the good way. The last time I felt this way was way back in high school–the days when I lost track of time, lost all sense of  reality.

My dreams haven’t been too realistic again. But my waking hours have been too hazy to not think I was still asleep.

Perhaps it’s my lack of proper rest. Or that I’m fading away again. Back into the rabbit hole.

Wish me luck.

XII-IX-XXI (Life Update)


These past few days have been quite dragging for me. Unfortunately, my lack of reasoning and inspiration isn’t much of a motivator.

I’ve started journalling again. Although, I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I thought, perhaps, it could keep me sane. Not that my being a neurotic maladjusted hungry poet still gives me a shot at sanity. But hey, anything under the sun.

Cooking up a new screenplay.
Let’s see.



To My Greatest Muse

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I honour you with books,
so as to glimpse at even a sliver
of my mind, of my lavish desires.

I honour you with words,
a venture to recreate the poetry
of your unending beauty.

I honour you my heart,
no matter how fruitless,
or careless. For,

My love,
You are the epitome
of my madness.

insecurus, my disorganised thoughts, and slight nihilism

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I am human. I am painfully conscious of my own disillusioned state. I am painfully conscious of the self-loathing monster that lives deep inside me; wrecking my perception of myself, creating boundaries that which constitute a great portion to how, and if, I let people in.

I am human. I have insecurities.

insecurity (n.)
1640s, “state of being unsafe,” also “lack of assurance or confidence, apprehension,” from Medieval Latin insecuritas, from insecurus. Specific psychological sense is by 1917.

I am greatly insecure about my hands, my cheeks, my belly, the infinite amount of spots on my back and shoulders, the way I sound, and more that would probably take too long for me to list.

I don’t fear death. Despite us humans not being able to comprehend complete nothingness, I don’t fear it. I fear dying and feeling like I’m a failure, like I did nothing to contribute even a sliver to the world. I fear being unaccomplished. I fear dying without ever creating something, anything.

I am human. I have flaws; more than you can count and more than I can admit. But that’s alright. That’s part of what makes us human.

Too often, these fears and insecurities may way us down. They may make us question our significance and worth. But if channeled right, these can actually become our fuel. They can become the thing that drives us, the thing that motivates us to try and pursue being a better version of ourselves.

I want to be a better version of myself.

I want to learn how to love myself. I want to learn how to accept who I am, who I was, and who I will be. And as much as I want to tell you how to do that, I can’t. I don’t know yet.

Another thought is that after all this, nothingness will encompass us. We become a memory to the world we left behind, whilst our own memories whither away. To the universe, whatever we do is inherently pointless because entropy is inevitable. But that’s just the universe. What we do may not matter to the universe but it matters to someone else, may it be your husband, wife, your best friend, your children, or the stranger you met at the park. You  are significant, no matter what people tell you. Even if that’s just to one person, or even just to yourself. What matters is that you’re happy. What matters is that you didn’t waste your whole life loathing and scratching at your scabs. What matters is that you matter to yourself.

(Always remember that putting yourself first isn’t selfish. Putting your wants before other people’s needs is. So it’s okay to take care of yourself. It’s okay to put your needs first.)

Why waste your time wallowing in complete and utter anguish when you can simply enjoy your time here? There might not be a reason why you ended up here, but you exist, nonetheless.

So what if I have a bigger belly than what I expect to have? So what if I have spots on my back? Who cares? Why would it matter? Why would it matter to anyone that I sound pretentious due to the fluctuating accent that I have?

So although even our influences and the memories that people have of us will perish, I choose to live my life in a way where I can devote myself to what I’m passionate about. I choose to live my life risking, loving, seeking more, learning more.

We’ll always have fears or insecurities. If you don’t, you aren’t human. But these will only turn bad if you let them control you instead of you controlling them. The universe is bigger than these little shits, always remember that.

I can’t say that I have accepted myself fully, nor can I say that I finally have the motivation and will to live out the rest of my life (as it isn’t that easy). But, what I can say is that I’m willing to try. I haven’t lost all hope. And I do believe that you, too, haven’t lost all hope because if you have, then you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

Feel free to interpret that any way you want.

Take care.

P.S. I’m sorry this went from talking about insecurities to the inevitability of death and how pointless life is then back again