The Prayer (Raw)

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Thinking we were going to last

led to my despair.

You left, and became my past

this truth left me bare.


Tears on my face

rolling down like a waterfall.

Need your embrace

to pull me from this hole.


Heart as hard as a stone

the chills I felt in my bones.

I could not comprehend

how we came to this bitter end.


A question was asked

until it never stopped.

This man, at last,

filled the gap.


You are the unexpected,

the unforeseen event.

Yet my heart accepted

like you were meant.



Mont-Tremblant, Québec

I’ve been living here in Canada for almost three years now but this was my first time visiting Mont-Tremblant, a popular ski resort in Québec, during the Canadian Family Day weekend.

We left Ottawa at 8:30 AM, a little later than our goal departure time which should have been 30 minutes earlier. #FilipinoTime kicks in.

The 2-hour drive went smooth despite the cold breeze and fog on the road.

We arrived at nearly 12 noon and the resort was already in full swing.

As we look for a parking spot, I looked through the window and saw people in thick snow suits walked past us holding their ski and snowboard equipments, with their children beside them also dressed ready for the sport.

Just behind our parking space is a ski beginners slope. As a first timer, watching them slide down the mountain of snow and gracefully halt to a stop excites me and sparks my admiration for them.

It’s a beautiful sight to see.

Then we walked to the entrance and below was the first decent pic I took of the resort:


The sky looks warm and bright and it was indeed a good day.

After taking some shots on the sled at the front, which is purposely for picture taking, we climbed the upper part of the resort through this free cable car ride:


The view as we go up becomes even more stunning. 

When we reached the top, a sea of people welcomed us. Some were skiing down from the top of  the mountain, some waiting in line for the main cable car to take them back to the top, some await for their child to reach the bottom, some just strolling around, and some just enjoying the view and capturing the scenery with their phones.

The view was breathtaking. It was one of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen in my 17 years of existence. Families after families pass by to either ride the cable car going up to where we could sit, eat, and enjoy the warmth of the cabin, or ride down to get some warm coffee at Starbucks.

It was such a beautiful, sunny day in the mountain. Looking forward to going back next year and, hopefully, I already know how to ski or snowboard. Thanks Mont-Tremblant!




Here We Are Again, 2021

Today I turned 21, yet nothing has changed. In 2020, I celebrated my birthday with only my family, the first in my 20 years of existence that I did not get to celebrate with friends. Jokes on me for thinking this year will be any different. Anyways, I just came here to share that I sometimes forget I even had my 20th birthday. This year, I am hoping that I will remember my 21st even if it did not go according to my plan. I might go hiking in a nearby trail with my family. I have yet to decide where we will go. I am craving for the smell of trees, the feel of soil under my shoes, and the heat of the sun over my head. Just the feeling of being close to nature and seeing the wonders around me make everything a little better. Cheers to all April babies! Have fun and stay safe! ♡


Longing for you

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It’s been so long since the last time we talked.

You and I would be on the phone all night long,

laughing at each other’s joke, not minding the time difference.

At that moment, I was the happiest.

You made me feel all different kind of emotions.

You were easily one of the closest to me,

one of the few that I trusted my heart with.

But what we had is all gone now.

It has become one of those memories that

once happened but never again.