Inside the Minds: The Man I Used to Call “Dad”

A person hanging on to the "chain". I was trained to be an adult from a very young age. I had to know what to do, making decisions, and defining what is good and what is bad for the entire family. I thought that was typical for every kid but as I grew older, I … Continue reading Inside the Minds: The Man I Used to Call “Dad”

The Dark Side of Love

Every time I think about the past, I shall see colors, not sadness.  Dear Love, I know you’re an independent soul with a will of fire. I know you’re burning so bright and running so fast like there are flames beneath your feet. I know you know you’re strong, but there are days when your … Continue reading The Dark Side of Love

I Have Nightmares

I wake up every morning, yearning for the warmth that was not there. I have nightmares. They have been with me for as long as I could remember. I don’t think there’s a specific trauma that triggers these dreams. Every dream is different. It shows places I haven’t been to before. It shows faces I … Continue reading I Have Nightmares

Inside the Minds: I Wish I Wasn’t Alive

XFINITE asked a person to share the dark periods of their life. It all began in 2007 when I went out with my parents to get some Saj Ko Ang [grilled beef]. One moment I was eating and the next my tongue was paralyzed. Believe me, I tried so hard to get my tongue back … Continue reading Inside the Minds: I Wish I Wasn’t Alive