Poems and Stories

私のムーンハート (My Moonheart)

It’s a clear night. The moon is out and bright tonight. Really bright.

And Raven is grateful because of it.

Because she has been walking aimlessly for hours now, perhaps even going around in circles, her feet taking her to a not so crowded area in Shibuya, Tokyo. It’s already close to midnight and though she knows that Tokyo is relatively safe even at nighttime, she really wants to get back to her hotel already. She wants a bath – a nice, long and hot one that she could soak in. To soothe her tired muscles, to soothe her tired feet, to relax her. It has been a long day of walking, going to places she hasn’t been to before, getting lost…

Lost. Yep. She is definitely lost right now. She doesn’t know where she is exactly, only that she knows she’s still somewhere in Shibuya. At least she’s in a part of Tokyo that’s well known, even though there isn’t currently anyone around her. The small park where she decided to sit down and take a quick break is also deserted. Continue reading “私のムーンハート (My Moonheart)”

Photography Portfolio · Random Thoughts

Finally, Japan… 🇯🇵

Last Spring Break – the whole family went to Japan for a vacation. Remember when I wrote before how Japan has always called my soul? Well, my soul finally answered the call.

And man – it was everything I imagined it to be and more. I cried when we landed on our first day, cried when we started walking the streets of Tokyo, cried when our plane took off on our last day.

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Nowhere To Go · Random Thoughts

Nippon 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵

I woke up today dreaming of Japan. Again. 😅

Literally. Like I vividly saw Shibuya Crossing, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara – to name just a few – in my dream. And I was simply walking through it. Or floating. Or flying. I don’t really remember that part much. You know how dreams sometimes are. 😅😂

And the funny thing here is – I’ve never been to Japan yet. Ever.

Oh sure, I’ve stopped there during some trips abroad on a layover. Stayed in the airport for an hour or so. But never went out and explored.

And another funny thing about that? I had bawled, every single time my plane would land or take off from Narita Airport. Yep. Bawled.

Weird huh? Continue reading “Nippon 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵”

Nowhere To Go

Earthquake alert in Japan! 7.9 magnitude. Oh my…

I’m concerned about the shocks that Philippines might feel after.  They’re saying that the faultline that’s running across Japan runs across the Philippines as well. There’s a rumor going on that there’s an inevitable tsunami due to this big earthquake…  I hope that’s not true.

Let’s pray for Japan and for my native country – Philippines too.