Nakilala kita nang hindi sinasadya

Nakakatawa pa nga kung pa’no tayong nagsimula

Dumating ka noong mga panahong hindi pa ako handa

Tipong kakagising ko pa lang mula sa isang bangungot 

Tapos i-eksena ka na parang asungot

Ni kilalanin ka hindi ko magawa

Gusto ko pero ayoko

Ayoko kasi takot ako

Natatakot na baka magkamali na naman ako

Na baka isang pagkakamali ka

Na baka maging pagkakamali tayo

Ngayon kung kelan ako naging handa

Tsaka naman biglang nanggago ‘tong tadhana

Bigla ka na lang nawala

Napagod ka ba? Naumay? 

Saan? Sa paghihintay?

Sayang, bakit ba kasi medyo napaaga ka?

Sana bukas na lang o sa makalawa

Baka sakaling nagpang-abot pa tayong dal’wa

Pinilit ko namang magmadali para maabutan ka

Kaso nung dumating ako, sakto nakaalis ka na


Dooms and Blooms

February 18 isn’t just an ordinary day for me— it’s a constant reminder of shattered dreams, broken trust,  old wounds, bitter endings, and a love lost. 

Four years later, new memories were made to erase and replace the remnants of that dark part of the past. And I have two of my closest friends in law school to thank for that. They, together with their boyfriends, tagged me along to the first-ever sunflower maze in Pangasinan. 

This trip to Allied Botanical Corporation’s sunflower maze was planned just a few days before Feb. 18. They asked me if I wanted to go to Pangasinan to see the sunflower maze, and being the kaladkarin friend that I am, I instantly said “G!”

No regrets. At all. 

Walking in a maze filled with sunflowers in full bloom felt like walking in an ice cream/pizza parlor after a tiring day. I can almost hear my heart singing, “I’m walking on sunshine, woh, oh. And it’s time to feel good!” 

And yep, I didn’t mind being the fifth wheel at all. Haha!

I couldn’t express how a-maze-ing the place is. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Could this pass for a pre-nup?

We also had a side trip to Balungao Hilltop Adventure. 

Here’s our pre-zipline (600m) photos.

Target shooting

(Was so ecstatic to shoot for the first time albeit it wasn’t a real gun. )

Ended the night at the Mall of Asia with a buffet dinner in Cabalen plus a good view of the Pyrolympics. 

All of these for just Php1,500. 

Did I say how giddy I was? 

Well, this trip is definitely one for the books– a trip that made February 18 worth-remembering. 

You can’t change nor erase the memories of the past, but you can always create new ones.