Mikee likes to refer to herself in the third person sometimes.

This online journal is a collection of stories from the classroom, the corporate office and everywhere in between.

Even if it’s a dumb story, telling it changes other people just the slightest little bit, just as living the story changes me. An infinitesimal change. And that infinitesimal change ripples outward –ever forgotten, but the stories will last. And so we all matter –maybe less than a lot, but always more than none.

–An Abundance of Katherines, John Green

It is crucial for her to find Anne through her stories, for Anne is the adult who knows the difference between right and wrong and acts after deciding carefully without letting her soft side take over. Mikee is controlled by her child self who is deeply fascinated with all things bright and beautiful. Her parent self, contemplates her actions and guides her with virtues close to home. And if you don’t know what the metaphor means, think id, ego, superego –concepts from Psychology, a science she seeks to spend her lifetime studying.

She leaves it to your better judgment to decide if her thoughts are worth sharing and if Anne is worth finding.

  1. I am supposed to be up by 3AM tomorrow. It’s 10PM and I haven’t packed for my 3-day certification in Batangas. Instead I am procrastinating by writing this down. (Shout out to college me! Some things don’t change!)
  2. I have also been catching up on Gotham. I am not happy with the development of my favorite E. Nigma’s and Penguin’s character. But I am still watching the show because wala ganun talaga ako, kailangang tapusin ang sinimulan. :p
  3.  Galit pa rin ako sa mga nangyayari sa bansa namin. Natatakot ako dahil baka manalo nanaman ang mga mandaraya. May nagbabadyang trahedya, pero sana mali ang kutob ko. Sana maagapan ito.
  4. Sana rin may maitulong ako. Ngunit ano? Paano?
  5. Ang daming manyak sa mundo. Nakakadiri.
  6. On a different note, Timmy is just by my feet. This will sound crazy but it seems as if she can feel that I’ll be gone for 3 days. She normally cuddles up to me but if she had a choice between staying in the warm living room or in the air-conditioned bedroom, she’d pick the latter. But she’s here. With me. And I could not ask for more.
  7. This may sound OA to some people but having Timmy around really brightens up my life. Her presence helps a great deal with managing my anxiety and loneliness.
  8. Read this without malice or notions of pasipsip. I miss my boss!
  9. Eventually I have to be strong when the people I’m closest to transition to different roles. #attachmentproblems
  10. My head is filled with a mix of serious and petty thoughts. It’s hard to keep up with myself sometimes.  Nakakapagod din.

Nerdy Talks

The Heartbreaker Poem

by Bianca Phipps

One. Your father speaks of his youth with revelry; spills his life across the table like an overturned drink covering everything. Your mother, doesn’t speak. Any stories of her premarital life come from your father’s mouth. He speaks of how he tamed her, saved her from a life of reckless abandon; clipped her wings to keep her from flying too close to the sun, but Icarus would’ve just as soon drowned than burned, and the silence in your mother’s mouth is a salt water darkness. She does not speak up to defend herself.

Even now, years after their divorce your father’s voice can fill a room and your mother still makes space for it. When your mother teaches you not to be swallowed she is already sitting in the belly of the beast she once loved. You wonder if she has grown to love…

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