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 ❤

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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!”

Entry No.61

05/31

Has it ever crossed your mind if someone out there has a crush on you? That somehow, there is someone who is secretly falling head over heels about you. Someone who gets that little heart attack moment whenever they get see you. Someone who stutters a lot and even gets lost for words whenever they talk to you. Someone whose face begins to turn red whenever you utter compliments about them or you simply flash a smile to them. Someone who collects pictures of you. Someone who writes about you. Hey, don’t confuse me with stalkers. This idea just got me thinking for days now so I thought of writing them here. Maybe this kind of specie does exists. Maybe there is really that someone who’s out there fancied about your existence. Maybe they’re still taking in a lot of guts and courage to say “Hi!” to you. These are possibilities, possibilities and who knows, maybe I’m right? We just have to wait because, true enough, it’s much easier to recite in front of the class than to confess to someone you have a big crush on him.  

Friends for Keeps

h.jpg“Many friends come and go in life, but if you’re lucky, you’ll have a good one that sticks around for the long haul.” -Thought Catalog.

You really are lucky enough if you have those friends whom you have met since your first day in college and they are still there, maybe not physically present but you know with just one call or text, you’ll feel they’re nowhere too far from you to not save you from drowning in deep melancholy.

Continue reading “Friends for Keeps”

Entry No.59

05/29

It was a pretty different day. I wasn’t expecting any call today then my phone rang. It was a call from my Kuya. Being not used to it, I asked why he called. Then he said, “Wala lang. Nangumusta lang.” Well, it may sound typical to anyone but for me, it was a bit of surprising to receive a ring from my Kuya who’s calling just to ask how I’m doing. Kinilig ako. Well, we both work here in Manila but we just see each other like every other week and he’s not really that type who’ll check up one me from time to time so I was really happy when he called. He even asked if I’m free on Tuesday! Yehesss! He’s gonna treat me on Starbucks! Yehey! Kampai to all lucky sisters who have generous brothers! Haha! I’m so lucky I have sibs!