Posted on July 13, 2015
Today marks my grandmother’s 71st birthday and I still miss her every now and then. She passed when I was twelve.
Sometimes I’d wonder how life would have been like if she had lived longer—would we be sharing the same room until now? Would she still watch over me at night when I have a burning fever? Would she still have listened to stories of the boys I’ve loved and broke my heart?
Every year, I remember her on her birthday with longing. If only to hug her one more time. If only to seek counsel. If only to tell her how much I love her and how her loss still cripples me with a pain I’ve always been trying to ease all these years.
Today marks my grandmother’s 71st birthday and it’s been almost eleven years since she passed. She’s not gone. Not completely. For she and her memories remain to walk with my heart.
I miss you, Nanay. Happy birthday.
Now they’ll walk on my arm through the distant night
And I won’t let them stray from my heart
Through the wind, through the dark, through the winter light
I will read all their dreams to the stars
I’ll walk now with them
I’ll call on their names
And I’ll see their thoughts are known
Not gone, not gone
They walk with my heart
Posted on July 8, 2015
Hand lettering and calligraphy seems to be all the rage these days among art enthusiasts and aspiring artists like me, most especially among the network of people that I follow on Instagram.
Posted on June 29, 2015
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post nor am I in any way affiliated with The Sandbox Collective and its staff or the cast of NO FILTER. I am merely a theatre enthusiast myself, who’d like to open doors to anyone who would like to witness the magic of the performing arts.
The Sandbox Collective is “an experimental and multimedia Manila-based performing arts group powered by a curiosity and sensibility to explore and develop new, groundbreaking and cutting-edge theatrical work.” They are relatively new among all the other performing arts group in Manila and I have had the experience of watching Dani Girl last year, which was coincidentally the collective’s first production.
Starting July 25 to August 2 this year, The Sandbox Collective will be showing an original monologue series, NO FILTER: Let’s Talk About ME, a monologue series by Millenials for Millenials about Millenials. It features a series of monologues and multimedia performances to explore anything and everything millenial.
The Sandbox Collective also aims to make great threatre available to a wide range of audiences in the Philippines which is why they came up with a campaign called PLAY IT FORWARD to realize that goal.
Their primary goal is to be able to raise AT LEAST Php 18,000 to provide an opportunity for thirty public school students to watch their upcoming production. To drive the campaign, they are offering donors who donate at least Php 500 a signed poster from the cast of NO FILTER, while donors who donate at least Php 1,000 will get not only a signed poster from the cast, but also two unique passes to a backstage tour prior to their matinee performance on July 26. Very sweet deals for a couple of bucks, don’t you think? 😉
I haven’t finalized the date on when I’ll be seeing the show as their debut weekend is the same weekend I have overtime work (awwwww), but I absolutely can’t wait to see what this show’s about! 😀
For more information about the campaign and how you can send in your donations, you may refer to the infographic below: