I usually put myself in a state of mind- quiet, distracted, half asleep-and then I feel a kind of a lightening of the space behind my eyes, and I feel his presence.

Even a million miles away, there have been quite a few times that I could just feel his eyes on me, holding me with his quizzical gaze. I would then push off with one foot and try to coast for hours on that feeling.

Now in a trance that isn’t quite a dream, I can feel his presence again. I hear his voice in the middle of his usual rambling monologue, as if I have conjured him from thin air and pulled him out of a tall black hat by the ears. Then his presence silenced, the crackling anxiety makes me melt and soft for a little while.

And the alarm clock rings. It is time to face a new day, with him a million miles away.



I sometimes wished someone would just fill me in on some simple non-sense questions nagging my overly cluttered mind. It was times like this when I let my guard down for like half a second. But then my first question would lead me to another… and another, and the list just got longer and more confusing. At the end of the day, these questions would be left unanswered. A day after, I would add a lot of boring questions to the list, until I would forget about what the first questions were all about. Feckless!




“Immoral behavior and conflict with the law…”




Did you hear that?
Thundering storms just filled this earth
As salty tears took over her cheeks

And quaint cries flooded the streets.

Did you hear that?
Shrieks of despair took control,
The sudden breakage of what was to be
a lasting vow has now come to its halt.

Did you hear that?
That’s her frail heart crushed.
That’s her pained scream silenced.


Legit! The Neat Blog Award

Once in a while, I check my Inbox and find emails that leave me astounded for the rest of the day. Last week, I got 2 that left me both amused and upset. Amused, because after 2 months of blogging, I got 2 nominations for (is it legit) WP Blog Awards. Upset, only because I am not one wanting to follow random instructions.

Because of the travels I have for the past weeks, I could not find time to sit quietly and blog about the prestigious (!!!!) nominations I just got. Today, I courageously face The REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD Challenge, as I have been nominated by one Dan Hoger.

Here are the House Rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog, like so:


It is not specified where to place the Award logo. But since I have an OC Personality, I prefer doing this thingy step by step.

  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

So here are the Dan-made questions that need to be answered.

(Hey Dan! I’m finally doing it!)

  1. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

Anything with bacon is my favorite.

  1. How would you describe your ideal man?

Nyikes! I guess one who’ll do the laundry and the ironing.

  1. Was that previous question too personal?

Not really. Come on, Dan! It’s not like we’re in our teens here!

  1. If you could be any kind of sea creature, what would you choose?

A crab, in the hopes of being adopted by Mr. Krabbs and inherit all his wealth and the secret recipe to Krabby Patty.

  1. Who would win in a fight between Gandalf and Darth Vader?

Darth Vader. Just because he’s actually my long-lost father.

  1. What is your opinion of Doritos?

I’m a Lay’s loyalist.

  1. On a scale of one to ten, how lame are these questions?

They’re not. I am!

  • Thank (or curse) the person who nominated you, linking to his/her blog.

Thank you, Dan Hoger, for seriously being that sweet guy who reads and comments, and at times, shares my blogs on FB.

  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

This is the most difficult part of this challenge. Here goes my list:

Herminia, Aspiring Writer22

Jim, Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

Khristine, Part and Parcel 2014

Dom, Black and Write

Owen, the Beleaguered Servant, No Talent for Certainty

Georgette, A Walk on the Bright Side

Karl, Feeling from the Heart

and Dan, (only because I want to know your answers)

My nominees, here are the SEVEN DEADLY QUESTIONS you need to answer to get that much-coveted not-so-legit prestigious REAL NEAT BLOG Award.

  1. What made you choose that WP name you are using now?
  2. How many readers and likers do you think actually read your blog from the first word down to the last period (or question/exclamation mark or ellipsis)?
  3. When did you write your very first poem, short story, article, or whatever it is you are into?
  4. Who is your favorite male villain?
  5. Who is your favorite Disney character?
  6. Where in Asia would you want to visit next?
  7. Who is your favorite WP Blogger?

Should you accept the challenge, please leave a link to your post in the comment box below. (It’s part of the House Rules.)

This is just like the chain letters I received when I was a child. I did not follow those and chose to break the chain effect. Hence, this is my punishment!


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