Dream Catcher

Greetings from the Philippines!Thanks for checking in!I hope you are healthy and safe from the threats posed by this pandemic. Yesterday, as I was checking my old photos, this picture of a dream catcher caught my attention, so I decided to craft a short poem about it.Hope you enjoy this. Dream Catcher Bound by the … Continue reading Dream Catcher

Why do you Smile?

Why do you offer an enticing smile? This question muddles me for a while. Is it really because of love and affection, Or purely a part of a strategic deception?   Superficial smiles have surfaced the universe, Driving humanity into a meaningless craze, Distinguishing the realities from trickeries, Leads the tribe to the realm of … Continue reading Why do you Smile?

What is Life?

Life is queer with its twist and turns, Intermixed with bigotries and spurns. But it also provides a boundless hope, To the shattered ones who need to cope,   Yet every single day we failed to realize, That living in this world is already a prize, That it is more than the miseries we had, … Continue reading What is Life?

Lebana Speaks:What is your “Hugot Line”?

Have you heard or read about “hugot lines”? Well, you can find a lot of  these in Twitter and Tumblr- even in accounts dedicated to roiling these quotes. So, what is Hugot? It is actually a Filipino slang word which refers to drawing emotions from somewhere deep within you…sort of like being emo. They are … Continue reading Lebana Speaks:What is your “Hugot Line”?

15 English Questions and their Filipino Translations

An individual whose L1 is Filipino may find English as an easy language to learn because of a fairly close connection between the two languages. That is what I often hear. However, there are still exceptions to this. I have witnessed how we, Filipinos, struggle to learn English. It might be easy for some, but … Continue reading 15 English Questions and their Filipino Translations

5 Things You Need to Know in Life

Life is not easy. At this age and time, I haven’t met or heard someone saying it is the other way around. We’ve all been there. Even the richest people in the world failed once or twice in their lives. Even the intellectuals suffered from despair and condemnation. Life is an unending cycle of learning … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know in Life