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Author: Mimi

A corporate tough cookie with the soul of a gypsy. Professional bathroom singer. Teacher. Poet. A light-eyed dreamer who nitpicks for a living as she waits for redamancy.
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The world had to be cruel for me to appreciate you. Though the life I’ve lived over the years taught me to be scared of having someone like you, I couldn’t deny that yours is the kind of love I have always prayed for. I am not a religious person, but I prayed for this. I prayed for you. Ours is a love that does not invalidate each other’s past; it does not judge, nor does it criticize the person…

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Listen to Haruki Murakami

Listen to Haruki Murakami

“Music is an indispensable part of my life. Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in…” Haruki Murakami A festival hosted by Japan Foundation Manila and the Japanese embassy, along with music/literature culture specialist, Jun-ichi Konuma, dedicated to the world-renowned Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, was held in various parts of Metro Manila since last February 27th. Last night, Friday, March 23rd, I was able to catch the last part of the festival which was Listen to…

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Cigarettes and Airplanes

Cigarettes and Airplanes

You light up a cigarette As the dawn breaks You sat there Staring out to nowhere I could only wonder What’s going on in your head   This view of you Isn’t all too new You’ve sat there before As I lie on the floor   This isn’t new at all We’ve been through this Countless of times I don’t even remember When this view Didn’t ring goodbye   As the scent and smoke Filled the morning air I got…

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Dear Chef… – An Open Letter

Dear Chef… – An Open Letter

How true were your words when you told me you’re not with anyone? I just really want to know. I’m a woman with issues on trust, I’m not the type to be played, I don’t like wasting time like that. So please, I’m begging you if you’re not sincere with your intentions just forget about me. Forget about whatever we talked about and let’s just live our lives the way we intended to before you swooped in out of nowhere trying…

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I’m Sorry, I’m Trying

I’m Sorry, I’m Trying

I went on for years telling people, telling myself, that I don’t believe in love anymore when it was people that I meant. I don’t believe in being swept off my feet, I don’t believe in expensive weddings, and I don’t want to have a family of my own. Today, I finally admitted to myself after a long battle with my personal demons that I do want those things. Yet, despite my bravery in admitting that, I still fall short…

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Paradizoo: Power Of Three Promotes – Free Agri-Education

Paradizoo: Power Of Three Promotes – Free Agri-Education

Mendez, Cavite– Paradizoo, one of Zoomanity Group parks, re-unfolds Power of Three (floral, vegetable and agri-livestock festival), from January to March 2018. This event aims to promote inclusive growth in the field of Agriculture, inviting over 20,000 students, farmers and other public and private sectors to focus and understand the benefits of growing agricultural sector in our country. Paradizoo recently opened a Learning Institute accredited by DA-ATI. For the Power of Three, Paradizoo will offer free seminars on flower, vegetable,…

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Feliz Año Nuevo 2018!

Feliz Año Nuevo 2018!

Happy New Year! WARNING: Extremely long and text heavy post ahead! The holidays proved to be quite a challenge for not only did I spend it (almost) all by myself but also because work has somehow taken over the time I wish I could have spent with my second family, my best friends. Although the last two weeks consisted of terribly busy work weeks, it was also filled with parties (No, I did not attend the office Christmas party again…

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Last Days

Last Days

Long drives to nowhere Searching for never-ending satisfaction Phony smiles, pretending to care Trying so hard to keep this attraction   When the sun has set And the birds have gone to bed All that’s left is a picture of us Hanging by a thread   Left the car somewhere We smiled through the pain Uttering a silent prayer As we waited for the train   “Life’s gonna be better” That’s what you said Long train ride to nowhere That’s…

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Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

I have been meaning to write about you. I wanted to begin with that night we sat beneath the stars talking about anything under the sun as if I’ve known you all my life, forgetting the fact that all I know was that face, that voice, and that it was the first time we’ve actually spoken. I would have loved to chronicle that night like I have done so easily and so many times before of people who left me…

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