my second posthumous writing in honor of my late cousin, Bernard Pantonial, "Kuya Totong" (R.I.P.) The last night of your wake tonight is a revelation to many, a declaration of how many people look up to you and love you. You passed on as a bachelor but you were never alone. You're not a school … Continue reading You Will Always Be Remembered
"Grieve all you can. Weep all you can. But just remember that what could happen next is more significant than what has already happened. What's done can no longer be undone. What's yet to be can still become." If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
The following poem was written on Nanay's wake, prompted by my friend, Jasper Aquino, as he organized a necrological service for our beloved mother. You may read on Nanay's stories of battle of survival in the hospital here. Dear Nanay, In the loving arms of the Almighty, You are healthy and cancer-free. By His grace, you are saved, In His presence, … Continue reading Post-mortem Poem: Dear Nanay
This Facebook message exchange came about after my mother passed away last May 16, 2013 from Colon Cancer Stage IV. A writer/teacher friend and former office mate, Dana Pablo, sent her lengthy and heartfelt condolence note as shown below, to which I replied afterwards. --- Dana Pablo’s Facebook Message --- First of all, I would … Continue reading Writing Grief: From One Writer to Another
[Read the English version below] Isang writing prompt mula sa aklat na “Basic Journalism” na binili ko noong September 15, 1997 ang nag-mungkahi na gumawa ng liham na hiram ang istilo ng pagsusulat ng isang yumao. Bilang tugon, ginawa ko itong sulat noong ika-19 ng Marso 2000, mahigit tatlong taon matapos yumao ang aming ama. … Continue reading Sulat Mula Sa Yumaong Ama | Letter from My Dead Father