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    April 10, 2020 ishabelle

    It’s my father’s birthday today, at least it would have been if he was still alive. I can’t help but wonder how things would have been if he was still around. I mean, how would he have adapted to the ever changing technology? Would he have Facebook? How many friends would he have? Would he be the type of message and video call a lot? Or would he prefer text messages or emails? Would he have been a fan of…

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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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  • 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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