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Introducing Josiah James

A couple of years ago, I had the honor of meeting Abandon, a band that hails from San Antonio, Texas for Saved Festival 2012. They were a rowdy bunch, all fun and laughter, all wide-eyed and excited because it was their first show in Manila, Philippines. That time, I believe Saved Festival 2012 was also…

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Cruise with Me, Baby

Blogger’s Note: This post is dedicated to those who bothered to click and vote for my “Jumping for Joy” entry and to Star Cruises for picking it out of the Top 10! :) (And to my mom most especially, because without her winning face, I might not be writing this entry in the first place.)…

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What We Crave

When {hello, happy ♥} was forming in my mind, I wanted to be very particular about the content that was published here. It needed to be light, aesthetically-pleasing, and happy (hence the name), with undercurrents of my battle-cry: Happy is easy. Fight for joy. We all want what comes easy, because there’s little resistance and…

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Bouyancy Restored

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a…

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Puppy Hideaway

“Achi*, let’s go look at the puppies!” I look up from whatever’s holding my attention. “Sure. Do you know where they are?” “Yes! We saw them before already!” Backstory: There’s a stray dog that hangs around our family’s house. We feed her and pet her sometimes, and I think she misinterprets that as our family…

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