On Irony & Pain

Pain by jmanapat How deep must understanding be? How long must patience be? How can a source of joy and encouragement, Be the same source of pain? Should I be doing this? Or have I gone mad? Because it turns out, It is my friend Who's making me sad.   I've stared at death in... Continue Reading →



Do what makes you feel alive. The world may distract you by showing beautiful things that society dictates as acceptable. But do not forget how simple life can be--a life without the intricacies of changing who you are just to fit in. Remember that it is only ourselves who can stop us from reaching our goals;... Continue Reading →


                      Ensō by jmanapat The sun would rise and see me smiling, Thankful for another day beginning. It shines on my heart Where one would find, The dreams and fears I have kept all night. This hopeful heart still longs for you; My dearest friend,... Continue Reading →

Interpersonal skills under testing and refining. Again. Thank you, Universe! This job never fails to give opportunities for such training. #notsarcastic #stillthankful

On the Road to Recovery

He cried in front of everyone. I saw his hand. It was trembling. His voice was shaking and there was pain as he spoke those words. The woman  beside me, she started to cry as well. The woman in front who was facing all of us, she was crying, too. She looked at me, said... Continue Reading →

Perfect Imperfection

I don't know any perfect people, only really, really flawed people who are still worth loving. - John Green This is the last week that I'll be giving lectures for this semester. Looking back very quickly, I realize that much of the stress I felt in the last five months was born out of a... Continue Reading →

My Sweet Lady

My Sweet Lady by John Denver Lady, are you crying, do the tears belong to me? Did you think our time together was all gone? Lady, you've been dreaming. I'm as close as I can be. And I swear to you our time has just begun. Close your eyes and rest your weary mind. I... Continue Reading →

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