Saturday, November 3, 2018

Personal: The hurt will hurt unless you face it that it hurts

I wanted to draw the line, and I felt that was excruciating.  I wonder at the idea of how did things did not worked. I thought facing the truth head on will shed light. But brokenness went in and I have no clear back up on how to navigate in the crazy turns.

I felt hope flew, telling me to let go.

I wanted to retreat, to go back to the comforts of my own walls, plastered with goals not with pictures of the memories the cut through my melancholic soul.

I wanted reprieve.

I needed saving from the insanity that these feelings are causing me.

I’m lost in the familiarity of things.

I’m lost in the memories that I wished to continue.

I’m lost in these memories that I longed to be repeated.

I’m looking for my sanity in places that are so familiar to me.

And it hit me; to move forward is to acknowledge the effects of the action.

It was never I thought it would be.

The hurt will hurt unless you face it that it hurts. Painful, it is. And that is the point where you draw the line. 

You pick up pieces of yourself and patch it. Sew it together with wallpapers filled with memories that you thought are but otherwise.

I will never be the strong person I wanted to be, not now, but soon.

I’m painting that line now.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

When in Nabunturan: Bad Monkey Gastro Pub

A fusion of eastern and western cuisine, Bad Monkey Gastro Pub is a brainchild of Tweetie, Vincent and Belle. Its inspiration stemmed from Belle's childhood memories, her relationship with her sisters, and her love affair with the bibimbap sauce.


The Bad Monkey Gastro Pub envisions itself as a platform for young artists to showcase its talents. A home to students, yuppies, titas and titos, Belle dreams that the pub becomes a place that provides gastronomical concoctions out of ordinary ingredients found at the comforts your home.

So if you happened to be lost or when in Nabunturan try the newest food place.

They are located at Purok 10, Poblacion Nabunturan Compostela Valley. Bad Monkey Gastro Hub offers a variety of food, from rice bowls to finger foods ready to water your mouth and satiate that hungry tummy of yours. Two Nabunturanons oversees the place namely Isabel and Louise Tabique. The food price ranges from Php 50.00 to Php 350.00. The whole pub is under the newly open Triple L Building. They offer drinks from the commercial beers to the local mix, the bahalina. To see more of them just visit them or check them at this facebook page. Hala, mga ka-yugno, dayo na. 

For more of When in Nabunturan posts, click here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Projects: 26 Days of Art

We are now halfway, today marks the 13th day of the 26 Days of Art project we are currently doing with our Contemporary Philippine Arts in the Region class. The only rule of this art project is to create one art form and share it online via Instagram or Facebook with the #26daysofart for 26 days. Nothing special, I guess. What really impresses me is that everyone have been producing noteworthy images and awe-inspiring art. I don't have any idea how to measure the success of this project but all I know September and October are beautiful months to surprise them. I just want to give a shout out to the universe. I'm excited.

the dream that you lost will find its way home

Day 11 - Daily Dose of Words, 26 Days of Art by Lyca Bawisan

Here are some of the projects shared at  Instagram

Allow me to share a poem that somehow resonated with me:

KJ Uraca

In the end, this journey was just futile
It was absurd to think it was real
Foolish of me to believe it was possible
But I was just naive and way too gullible

I've been desperate to see whats ahead
Too much fervor on where it may lead
And now, where am I? Im stuck!
Trapped and cant find my way back

Frozen in fear, lost in thoughts
I can hear the clock go tick tock
Yet my world seemed like it stopped
I was stupid to believe on such a crap

It really was hopeless after all
Recklessly taking this venture even if the chances were small
But now here I am in this bottomless pit
Screaming deep inside as I fall

My body seems like burried half beneath the ground
Half dead as I take this heavy steps
Just waiting for the time bomb to blow
But then I met time

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mga Hunghong sa Kasingkasing

Never did I imagine that I would end up compiling poems that my little critters created. Anyway, the whole content is in our local language, which is Bisaya. Their were no edits done in the poems. Again, Mga Hunghong sa Kasingkasing is compilation of the poems written and read in the class. The poems talked about love for parents and the other kind of love that they feel for their special people.

Below is the online book uploaded in I hope you have fun reading.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Personal: Of questions and answers

Sunset in Barangay San Isidro, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley

There were questions that we can not answer, and there were questions that need not to be answered. These were our thoughts that came up as our lips touch the sliced pizzas that were served to us by the newly opened pizza place here in Nabunturan, Pizza Kaya. The owners are from the neighboring city of Palms, Tagum. Opening up the secret was hard, it was, but what fascinates me is that the two fragile beings were kind enough to listen. I’m sharing this, for me lessen the burden. It’s stressful. I’m writing it down, to come in terms with it and to know that this shall pass.