Tree of One’s Family #4


My family has a close relationship with each other. My dear late grandfather acquired a piece of land ages ago and we lived in that lot for decades now. Every time one of us has to leave for special reasons, we will always terribly miss that family member. Leaving my family to go to college gave a heavy feeling in my heart. My hometown comes all the way from CARAGA and I won’t be able to see them for a long time. When I and my co12767707_989137624504591_1117466253_nusins left for college, my grandmother was so sad to see three of her grandchildren depart from her that she burst into tears.
My family is always a treasured gift to me. I thank God for the family He has given me.

Running Away from an Unfamiliar Killer

12804179_1174478395904074_1868541362_nFor some people, dreaming is a fun way to escape from reality but for me, it’s a “NO”. I really cannot completely recall a certain dream that really fascinates me right after I woke up because most of the time, I cannot distinguish a dream from reality since in my case, they are too much related or too much connected with what’s happening in reality that sometimes I cry myself at night in fear. I don’t know why, but my dreams really do happen in reality. Our discussion about dreams during our Psychology class is still vivid to me. As what my professor taught us, dreams are peculiarly connected to our reality and it works deep in our unconscious minds. We may dream of using a regular pen, but Psychologists would interpret that as our yearning for sex. Going back, it may not be the same, but the feeling is family and it’s really scary. Continue reading

Tree of One’s Family #2

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We don’t really have the biggest family in the world nor the closest ones. My father came from a large family but we are somewhat distant because we live afar from each other. Besides, my father works in abroad so we couldn’t really reach them out that often. On the contrary, my mother has a small family. We are somehow close to each other because we’re just practically neighbors. Aside from these, my grandma in father’s side and grandfather in my mother’s side died before I was even born so I didn’t get the chance to meet them.

In our own small family, we aren’t that close either. We have a considerably large age gap between me and my siblings. We don’t really talk that much and if so, it will most probably end up in arguing and throwing whatever things we can grab to each other.

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We fight even in the tiniest and silliest things and my mom would always end up being the referee. But in spite of the aforementioned flaws of my family, I could still proudly say that I have the best imperfect family in the world and that I wouldn’t want to trade them for anything.

Tree of One’s Family #1


This is the magnificent family that I have.

We all have blood Type O except for my grandparents and my half sister, our eldest, Ernalyn.

My paternal grandmother came from Jolo, Sulu and is a Tausug, so I’m partly Tausug, too. My grandfather, her husband, passed away because of diabetes while my maternal grandparents are still alive and strong, living in a peaceful farm in Pagadian City.

My sister Rheena is already in her fourth year in BS Accountancy at La Salle University, Ozamis City and is hoping to graduate by next year. We are both young journalists so we have already been to various places because of writing.

I am the youngest, the superb massager of the family and the only member inclined to music. My father is a high school head teacher, radio announcer, boxing official and a ROTC instructor.

We are the type of family who talks and laughs very loud, loves to watch animal channels, sleeps very late at night to the extent that we still burn up the lights while other houses are already quiet and asleep, washes our own clothes individually and takes our own daily routine as part of house chores. ❤

The News

Processed with VSCO with 4 presetOftentimes, we find ourselves waking up from a horrendous dream that feels so surreal we could almost hear our heart beating so fast in our chest. It then leaves us pondering over it; trying to piece out the puzzles together and contemplating over the terrible scenarios that happened in our minds- the unfathomable nightmare.

I’ve experienced these nightmares countless times. Most of the time, I just really don’t mind it and usually it just naturally slip out of my mind. But I had this horrible dream that instilled in my mind and I couldn’t just forget no matter how hard I try. It goes like this… Continue reading