• Souls Departed

    November 7, 2012 ishabelle

    This post is a day late. My late stepmother’s birthday was yesterday. However, as always, I have been caught up in work and other personal stuff, so I wasn’t able to stop and write about something. She was a fun person. She wasn’t the usual stepmother character that used to be portrayed in fiction where she had imaginary horns and always made things difficult. In fact, she was kind and nice to me. She did not treat me like a…

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  • This One’s For You, Teacher Alice…

    October 6, 2012 ishabelle

    A couple of days ago, I lost one of my favorite teachers. Alicia G. Sarmiento When I was in grade school, she has been a huge influence. I always looked forward to the things I learned from her. I didn’t really like school, but I loved learning, and the things I learned from her have made a huge impact on me. I’ve always looked up to her. For me, she was next to perfect. I loved her not only because…

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  • Resurrection

    June 7, 2010 ishabelle

    I had the most terrible week and half of my life. However, I am so thankful to be coming out on top. I like being the winner. It comes with the name. For those who understand the Filipino language, you’d know what I mean. Never again will I ever go through that nightmare I had to go through. I will once again start as a trainer on Thursday. I am still excited even if this isn’t the first time I’ll…

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  • Reruns

    March 31, 2010 ishabelle

    I watched a rerun of Ally McBeal last night. It was the episode where Billy Thomas died. If you haven’t seen Ally McBeal at all, then you have missed a huge part of your life. I can remember the days when their episodes made me feel like I was going through Ally’s heartache myself. If you’ve never heard about Ally McBeal, well, let me give you a vague idea. Ally McBeal is this quirky and smart lawyer who is still…

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  • Three Tankas

    February 25, 2010 ishabelle

    As a poet for today’s rally, I want to feature three Tankas. A Tanka is a Japanese type of poem. It consists of five lines. The first and the third lines have five syllables while the rest of the poem has seven. I have already tried Haiku, so I’m giving this a try as well. I hope you guys enjoy. 🙂 The Grave The rose smells so sweet. In her hands, so red, so lush. But the tears that fall…

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  • This is Not and Ode, But This is For My Father

    January 8, 2010 ishabelle

    I miss him. Everytime I remember him, never a moment goes that I do not wish it was someone else who died, not him. It could have been my mother’s brother, or his wife. It could have been someone else who deliberately made other people miserable. It did nto have to be him. But he was the lucky one who got chosen. Three years has passed, and I still haven’t completely gotten over that. Maybe I never will. Maybe I…

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