little girls with chocolate cake feet

A two-minute quick sprint out of a wooden house with wiggling eight-step stairs (“our” because we live there, but is not really ours at all) and I and my two sisters are out of reach of our mom’s arms carrying the fourth young mouth of the family. Under a soft-roast summer noon, bare feet and littleContinue reading “little girls with chocolate cake feet”

The Bloodiest Leaf

My friends love either spring or summer with the shining bright soleil. I am the odd fan of fall. The only kid who loves to see trees go skeletal. Little do they know the leaf-less twigs also scared me. But I still love fall because of my granny! She lives in a brick red houseContinue reading “The Bloodiest Leaf”

Bus Girl

Stealthy as she has always been, I almost jumped when she wrapped her delicate arms around me. Age has made it more difficult to stand in an almost jam-packed bus, but the whiff of her freshly bathe scent distracted me the most. Oh, how time flies. *** It was my first day in a newContinue reading “Bus Girl”

Childhood Treasures

Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. – Kailash Satyarthi I am a millennial. I am one of those billions born during the 90’s. Titanic was a hit during that time. Pixar’s first animated movie, Toy Story was shown, technology becomes revolutionary, Philippines was hit by a strong earthquake andContinue reading “Childhood Treasures”