• Mental health

    Why I can talk about my mental health so casually

    I was at work, chatting to a friend about my upcoming trip to my psychiatrist.

    It’s my anxiety, I said. It’s been acting up again. I might need to go back on meds. My heart keeps racing and my palms are even sweatier than usual. Breathing is a challenge despite me being stationary in front of the computer for 8 hours.

    I barely noticed another friend of mine sidling up, apparently listening to the conversation. I gave him a brief acknowledgement before going right back to my story.

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  • Books and Comics

    REVIEW: Perennials by Julie Cantrell

    I was browsing Kindle titles on Amazon when I stumbled upon Perennials by Julie Cantrell. The premise seemed interesting enough. However, I haven’t had the energy to finish this book. I spent nearly a whole morning reading up to half of the novel, waiting, waiting for it to get good because it did have promise.

    Now, a disclaimer: I did not finish this book. I didn’t care enough to finish this book. I thought it would be a waste to continue investing my time in it when even after I’ve plodded through half of it, I still didn’t care about anyone in the story. That said, I do have some thoughts on the half that I did read.

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  • Ruminations

    I wish emotional connections were optional

    Lately I’ve been having a recurring fantasy: a life with no emotional connections.

    You’ll never be disappointed because you expect nothing from everyone. You can focus on external matters, like your job. You’ll never have to worry about messy things like romantic and platonic relationships. No more worrying about people leaving.

    Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

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  • Relationships

    Ramblings from a broken heart

    Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

    Heartbreak sucks. It hurts so badly and I can’t even express it properly because it’s such a fucking cliche. That feeling of having someone you cherish take your heart and put it through a meat grinder – I mean, it’s safe to say that most people have that experience under their belt.

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  • Friends,  Mental health,  Self-care

    Opening up

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    It has been a particularly rough couple of months. I’m dealing with a lot of personal problems, which leaves me too exhausted to even play with my cat. I’ve been feeling physically and emotionally drained.

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  • Ruminations

    What this birthday means to me

    I just turned 26. My boyfriend likes to say how I’m closer to 30 than 20, and that pisses me off.

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  • Mental health,  Relationships

    How do you let yourself be loved when you feel unlovable?

    How does one be in a loving, healthy relationship without sabotaging it?

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    Honestly, I don’t know how people do it. I try my best to be trusting, to be loving – but I often feel like I fail. My boyfriend reassures me constantly that I’m wonderful, that I deserve happiness; still, I feel remarkably undeserving of his affections.

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  • Relationships,  Ruminations


    My birthday is less than a month away, and I’m stoked!

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    My boyfriend certainly plays a big part in why I look forward to this year’s birthday.

    Our first date happened to fall on my birthday last year. He picked me up and took me out for a dinner date at The Frazzled Cook in Quezon City.

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  • Careers and the employee life

    Why lying in job interviews is bad – for both the interviewee and the interviewer

    Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

    For interviewees:

    Job interviews can be stressful situations. You’re looking to make a good, lasting impression on the person who has the power to decide whether you’ll move forward in the application process. Of course you don’t want to screw it up.

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  • Health

    How to run with feelings

    You need to have: a broken heart, shattered dreams, or an existential crisis. Preferably all of the above. Oh, and good running shoes.

    Photo by Zac Ong on Unsplash