#PoetryTuesday: For No One

I walk alone under the broad daylight Leaving off my yesterday, leaving out from the dark I walk with the memory of someone I have found Someone I could have been, but someone I couldn’t have I remember that day when you first looked at me The look of an emptied soul, the look of…

Rizal’s Pinto Art Museum

MANILA — Located in the residential neighborhood of Grand Heights in  Antipolo City is Pinto Art Museum, you may have read it from someone’s post on Facebook or Instagram but a visit to this art haven will surely make you fall in love to Filipino contemporary creativity again. Filipino Contemporary Art in its core The museum…

Behind these Pink Walls

By Gian Gutierrez There were nights inside these walls I sleep in tears Questioning why am I living, for what do I exist? They say all I am is not what should it be Who I am is wrong and I cannot be freed I lay myself crying again behind these walls They keep pushing…

Classic bridges of Manila that we wish we have today

By Gillian Gacuma | Resources: Rafael Minuesa and Robert S. Gardner MANILA– Flyovers, bridges and soon, double-deck elevated highways are ordinary sights in today’s metropolis. Crisscrossing our roads and connecting districts with its pale grey cement and metal railing look, passing through it will be at the cost of just cutting travel time.  However, back in the day, bridges are…

Half-Hearted

By Gian Gutierrez I’m living again the memory, living again in a lie Seems I’ve been reminiscing it for century, I’m living again to die Your face came to cross my mind and I’m hurting again inside Still I can’t be off of what you’ve given me, I can’t go on with my life You…

A short trip to Fuerte de San Pedro

By Gillian Gacuma CEBU CITY– I’m back in the Queen City of the South! Although this time, I’m in Cebu for a talk in a convention attended by teachers from different regions of the country. It was all business for the past four days. Fortunately, I was able to sneak in some sort of short…

Epicene

By Gian Gutierrez Am I the rose? Or one of the thorns? Can I be both? For that’s how I was born Am I the sunshine? Or should be the rain? Can I be that together? For there’s a rainbow in the end Do you look like him? Or sometimes like her? You’re so into…

PHOTO: A slice of Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Manila

By Gillian Gacuma Manila, Filipinas– The sun breaks through the walls of Intramuros, it’s a normal weekday again inside the oldest district of Manila or should I say, the grand Manila that was. And I’m on my regular morning walks on its four century old calles. It’s 7 and I’m only a few yards away…

I Have Found Love

By Gian Gutierrez I never imagined that you and me will be together That for a long time of being single I will now be living in love with a promise of forever I have lost all the hope in this world and started not to believe But you put again my trust and make…

Existence

By Gian Gutierrez I have this feeling of losing again, I failed again this time I think I’m fading from nowhere, I think I should stop living this life Why does everything in me is so imperfect? Why they can’t love me in that way? Why do people can’t see the real me? Why do…