Being One of Them

I have been wanting to write about the excursion but never have the time for it. But since it’s a week-long holiday these days, I decided to indulge finishing a write-up of the said activity. It’s really been a year since I last posted something on my blog anyway. I was later informed going to…

Inside My Inner World

This essay was written when I was still nineteen. It was my fourth attempt in writing personal essay as a course requirement in our Writing Non-fiction class. I had to reach out for myself towards people way back then, so I thought I could write something about myself as one way for me to know…

Remember September!

My last month of volunteering has already ended and I feel proud that I have finished it with flying colors. So many things have happened already throughout this journey. I have found that it is difficult for me to string the words together with all the mixed thoughts I have now. Whether it is big…

Bountiful Signs of July

I have been working abroad for a year, and this is my first time to have been doing a volunteer work for a long period of time without going back home. This is very interesting for me though, because it actually makes me feel like a better person for helping someone in the community. It…

A Jubilant June

How is the month of June for you? Was it good? Was it bad? Did it bring you excitements or disappointments? If you were to ask me how was my June, it was truly amazing and fantastic, a truly jubilant month I would say. I haven’t had many photos for this month, but I really…

Highlights of May

May has been a great, exciting and memorable month for me just like any other months. And just as I hoped last May 1st, the said month has been a good one for me. Another month has come to an end and another set of wonderful memories have been collected as I walked along its…

The Wonderful School

(This heart-warming poem was written by Sai Phone Tip, a 12-year old Burmese and one of my Level 6 students in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Institute of Higher Studies, Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar. This was his first attempt in making his own poem in our English class, but it is simply amazing!) With the happiness of…

My Journey to January

It’s 2017 and another month has just ended. The warmth of summer will soon to rise since we’re on this final phase of winter season. January has brought me some new insights and realizations around the place where I’m being sent. It’s actually my first-ever experience to welcome the new year here in Taunggyi, Myanmar….

Light Bulb

Lying on my bed, A light bulb is shining— At the four-cornered ceiling, Unreachable as the sun.   Distance separates us.   My hand is grasping into the air, Wishing to reach that light someday. I will try and try so hard, To reach that ray of light.