Saturday

The Rage of Strife // a short story

The Rage of Strife // a short story
This is the first short story I have ever made. It was actually based from my dream. These days, my dreams are very vivid and graphic. I tried to be as detailed as possible.

Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei


The Rage of Strife

It was just a cozy afternoon, nothing special and I was just at our house. Suddenly, there were planes that came rushing, throwing copious amount of bombs in the air. The bombs are small but the impact is indescribable. Fright and fear fills the air we breathe. Little did I know that war is already happening. I tried to search for my father and sister but I failed. There's nowhere to find them. I must save myself, I don't want to die, not yet. I saw the bombs slowly falling into the ground and break anything it lands. While I was trying to find a safe haven, as if it exists, I saw my mother saving little kids and innocent people outside. I called her, it's too dangerous and she's the only family that left to me. I can't dare to lose her but she came no reply. There were wounds all over her but she keeps on shooting the attackers using her gun. She never used a gun before, I never seen her using one. I was astounded and then she left me. I don't know where she is heading but I'm too afraid to go outside. I'm such a coward then, why I can't just be like her- Fearless. Another bomb reached the roof and so I lied down to the floor, trying to lessen the impact. I covered my ears with my hands and my eyes shut. Is this really happening? I know it is no safe here, but I don't know where else to go. I went to the back door of our house and saw some familiar people. There were unusual crab-like, tiny robots that are crawling towards us. This is a déjà vu and I know I have been in this specific moment. I know that if you try to break those foreign creatures, it would just make them stronger by multiplying and forming a new creature. There's no turning back. I immediately went inside and I know that I'm just going to die. I was about to hide under the sink, but everything went dim. I closed my eyes as I was bewildered by what was happening. When I opened my eyes. I was lying in my bed and it was a normal Sunday morning. My breathing is heavy as I looked at the ceiling trying to calm myself.

// Daily Reflection Uno

// Daily Reflection Uno

I've finished doing my thesis and I am about to enter a new phase of my life. Everything is new to me- no more deadlines, lots of free time and stress free life. For almost a year, I didn't had a peaceful sleep, since a typical night would mean revising my thesis and doing experiments. It's overwhelming at the same time because I don't know what to do next. We're on the lost stage, the unemployment stage. I don't know where life would take me but I'm looking forward for my next phase in life. 

I've been reflecting more lately about my life and about the people that surround me. I'm grateful because I have friends that surround me. They are real friends that treasure my presence. There are friends that only stick to you because they need you or they stick around you for a specific reason.  But real friends stick to you even without a reason at all. I have friends back in high school that I still bond with. It's crazy because it feels like nothing has changed at all. They make me young again and makes me realize to have fun. That life goes on no matter what. This is where I can see the playful side of myself. On the other hand, I have college friends who taught me about the realities of life, about being responsible as an adult which had really taught me how to face my life's challenges.

It's like every people we meet have different stories. They are like books that are just waiting for you to open, to learn something. I'm thankful that these people has imparted something that has made me a whole. Something that I'll always carry with me. I'll always cherish these real friends I have. Thank you for being real.

STEAKation with McDonald’s New Mushroom Pepper Steak

STEAKation with McDonald’s New Mushroom Pepper Steak

I just attended a Mcdonald's product launch a while ago. This new dish is called Mushroom Pepper Steak (it has mushroom sauce, hint of pepper and mushroom) and it costs Php 55 (for one piece) with a drink. It also comes as a 2 piece meal for P89, or with a Mcfreeze for P69. Try it now!



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