Awakening the Dream (Part 2)

Awakening the Dream (Part 2)

The story of Noelle Paula Llave continues…  One evening, I couldn’t sleep. I was about to cut myself with a blade when I suddenly heard this voice in my mind saying, “If papatayin mo ang sarili mo ngayon, alam mo na ba kung saan ka mapupunta?” (“If you would kill...
Awakening the Dream (Part 1)

Awakening the Dream (Part 1)

Just My Past Growing up, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I thought my diagnosis would always define who I was. Back in school, I struggled so much with my academic subjects and was always chosen last by my peers when it came to group projects. Because I knew I was lacking,...
A Wrecked Life Made Whole

A Wrecked Life Made Whole

My Childhood I was born and raised in a typical family in Cebu City. My mother was a housewife and my father was a carpenter. We lived together with my two sisters, one older and one younger than me. We lived a simple life. Sometimes we had enough, and other times we...
The Shy Storyteller

The Shy Storyteller

The Introvert I am an introvert. I don’t like the thought of people looking at me. I feel awkward when I must make eye contact with another person. I get anxious when I’m surrounded by so many people, regardless if they’re familiar or not. I rarely initiate...
Isang Kwento ng Pagtitiwala: Ako at ang Panginoon

Isang Kwento ng Pagtitiwala: Ako at ang Panginoon

Noon, akala ko ang pag-asa ay namamana. Kumbaga, kung nasa maayos na relasyon at estado ang mga magulang mo noong isinilang ka, napakapalad mo. In my younger years, ganyan ang perspective ko, na iyong mga ganitong tao, sila lang ang may karapatang mangarap at...
Higit Pa Sa Kalayaan Sa Rehas Na Bakal

Higit Pa Sa Kalayaan Sa Rehas Na Bakal

Kwento ni Jenel Topia Asilom ayon sa pagkakasalaysay kay Glendell Mae Tupido “Wala ng mas sasakit pa nang masaksihan kong binawian ng buhay ang aking kaisa-isang kapatid na lalaki dahil sa malnutrisyon at dehydration. Napakasakit sa damdamin. Pakiramdam ko, nabigo ako...