I place our debates under a magnifying glass and cut you with the shards. Or burn you and then blame the sun for rearing its head like some kind of eavesdropper. When the throat runs dry, I can only spit out dust clouds. They blind and make you wheeze and what follows is a silence that fades in after a roll of damply muffled thunder. I can only move mountains. I can’t shift the weight...
I am a soldier You are a nun Hanging a rosary on the rifle’s mouth Eyes like playground marbles Wrinkles deeper than holes in my contract More placid than a sparrow on a shaking power line Because you know the storm will pass And I am bound by laws beyond my control I lower my arms And you call me a monster
Marketing a Eulogy
Yellow ribbons Littered across the city As posters, as license plates, as statement tees As cellular phones, as arm straps, as ballers As dog tags, as watches, as perfume Kind words and sincere condolences for ₱999.95 Bubbling pus Along the edges of a gaping wound I don’t know what democracy is But it sure looks like it can be sold! By the people! For the people! Buy the people!
Many tend to forget that it doesn’t take a Christian to quote scripture. Matthew 7:3-5 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you...
If There Is A God
If there is a god If intelligent design is real If we are truly created in the image and likeness of perfection Let the proof be the fact that I was created for you, and that you were created for me.
The Top 5 Most Useless Questions Asked When...
5. What’s your favourite colour? Unless you’re both either Information Design majors or racists, a preference for a certain hue won’t determine the strength of your relationship, nor will such a tidbit ever help you when things go awry. “Why’re you still angry? I bought you blue roses!” 4. What’s your Zodiac sign? A tried and tested favourite among frat boys, this advance is only effective when...
Which is basically the Nationalistic way of saying “late for everything.” Take an event. A show at the local bar, for example. The event page tells you it starts at 9:00 pm. I’m the only one promptly there at 9:15. More people arrive at 10:00, a crowd gathers at 10:25, and the band starts setting up at 10:30. I spend those 45 minutes trying to not look like an awkward...
I'm really bad with first impressions.
So uh, hi. Yeah. I’m Elijah Pascual, 18 years old, male, studying BFA Creative Writing in Ateneo De Manila University. I like stress-eating, Imogen Heap, Pokemon, and circle pits. My favorite author’s Haruki Murakami, and other writers I enjoy include Mark Haddon, Chuck Palahniuk, Zadie Smith, Miguel Syjuco, and Franz Kafka. No, I’m not a Harry Potter kid. This blog was created...