Marked

This is the letter you will never get to read. If I could have those days again, I surely would have done better so you would stay longer. It was everyday that I wished you talked to me more often because I kept on holding back. I was afraid to seem too interested in you…

In The Next Room, or the vibrator play: A Review

In The Next Room, or the vibrator play written by Sarah Ruhl tackles issues ― both marital and health thereof, in a tastefully comedic approach. The stage play takes us to 1880 where fashion was governed by intricate layers of clothing consisting of corsets and crinolines with matching fancy hats. Electricity was ushered to viability…

Can You Come With Us For a One Night Stand?

Greetings, post-adolescent citizens! The Ugly Writers are pleased, pun intended, to invite everyone to see Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer prize finalist stage play entitled In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. That’s not to say that we are voyeurs rooting for this stimulating yet surreal sex comedy, but how can we say no if it…

Agnes of God: A Review

About a week ago I was at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1 Ayala to see Agnes of God, a brainchild of playwright John Pielmeier presented by none other than Repertory Philippines. I have received an invitation from The Ugly Writer himself in late February and it was an opportunity I could not let pass by….

Tangled Up

I’m tangled up in a dream This suspension of consciousness I can’t seem to break free from I can’t do anything to resist. I’m tangled up in a dream Where you alight from that bus And I wait for you under the sun Then together we walk and soothe under the shade. I’m tangled up…

Our Horizon

Hi, have we met before? Maybe not. Maybe not yet. Either you are not yet in the horizon, or you have been just around the corner the whole time but you have not come to take notice of me in a special way. I hope to meet you soon. I can patiently wait for that…

A Hundred Days of You

15 November 2016 By the time you read this you know that I have already been passionately in love with you for the past hundred days — probably more. You are my once in a lifetime somebody. There shall never be someone better than you coming along my way. I was teetering between waiting to…

Never

You never gave me flowers, but it was okay. I loved you anyway that I sought contentment in your attention. You never sang me love songs, but it was okay. I loved you anyway that hearing your voice would suffice. You never reassured me whenever I felt scared, but it was okay. I loved you…

In Time

More often than not, all it takes is a string of troubles in our lives to happen first before something significant comes along. We ultimately will get to the best part, the question however is when. Expediting things is rather tempting; we recklessly decide and execute. If the outcome is not what we have conceived…

This Inadequacy

When we fall in love, we do not quantify. We do not calibrate or premeasure how much of us we are going to stake at the proverbial game of love. We give it our all; we do not stop at anything. We devote our time and resources because love itself is an investment. But in…

My 5PM Sober Thoughts

This time of the day, specifically on lazy weekends, is when I like to peek outside and gaze at the orange-blended skies ushering the dusk. You know for certain that the Sun is setting gracefully in the western horizon. Not too hot and humid nor too cold, the laid back ambiance of dusk is close…