071417. ‘Kung Bakit Ayoko sa Hulyo’

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 2.37.06 PMI thought I’d never do it again. Yet again, I ate my words. Haha!

How could I say no to making poetry? For the love of words, it has been difficult to say ‘no’ to this kind of opportunity, to let people hear my craft.

So yeah, for the second time around, I made another poem intended to be recited in front of an audience. And I would not lie, I was overwhelmed with the feedback I received after my performance. It was beyond fulfilling, to say the least.

By the way, this piece I made is another craft made within one and a half day. because of late notice again. But it’s quite interesting to see myself so adaptive to pressure and anxiety. Haha! I become more productive under pressure. Haha! So this piece is for an event in our office. You see, every Friday night, our HR department prepares something for the employees, to have fun, to let loose after an excruciating week of facing the computer screens. Well, last Friday, they planned to have a Spoken Word Poetry Night. And yes, I was invited to share a piece to everyone. Read away:

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Tadaaaa! That’s it! If you are wondering where did I get all these hugot, I was actually inspired by the indie Pinoy film 100. I suggest you watch the movie, too. I swear to the heavens, it is worthy of your time.

Ciao!

Love and lights,

Abby ❤

052717. Saturday Night. Open Mic. Sparks. Chasing Cars.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI still can’t forget those stares. I knew it was something.

It was already 8:00 in when we reached Rooftop Food Park in Lagro, Quezon City. We’re two hours late from the 6:00 pm schedule of the Open Mic Night. But whatever, I’m blaming it all to the heavy rains which caused the heavier traffic from Anonas to Lagro. Ugh. Continue reading “052717. Saturday Night. Open Mic. Sparks. Chasing Cars.”

First Poetry Slam Ever!

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This was me reciting my piece (for him) while he was there watching from the audience. [Disclaimer: No. He’s not the guy in the photo.]
It was probably one of the most nerve-racking yet the proudest moment I’ve given to myself. I made the bravest move I can. It was a bold and risky one, yet I was able to get  myself together and get through it. And for that, congratulations, self! Continue reading “First Poetry Slam Ever!”

“You deserve to know that there is this one girl who constantly thought about you from the very first time you saw her and she saw you. I need you to know that.

What if you met the present me? The more satisfied me, who knows what she wants in her life, who she really is, and who she wants to be with?

Maybe we’d have a different story.”

-Ayu Gunansyach, “I Wish We Hadn’t Met So Soon”, ThroughtCatalog2014

“Know that if he isn’t kind to waiters, there is someone who is. If he doesn’t shake hands and make good eye contact, there is someone who does. If he doesn’t pull your chair out for you, someone else will. If he cancels on you often, there is someone who will be there ten minutes early. If he is constantly red faced and yelling, there is someone who finds no need to do so. If he doesn’t walk you to the door because it is too outdated, know there is someone who believes the exact opposite. If he doesn’t remember small details, know there is a relationship in which you will find yourself surprised as to how much they know about you. If he doesn’t go out of his way, know there is someone else who will.”

-“A Letter To Every Young Girl (If He Won’t, Someone Else Will)”, BrookePutneyBlog2015