My childhood wasn’t spectacular. I was surrounded with kids from different backgrounds. They had ambitions, big and small; some of them equipped with families and resources to help them get the nicest school supplies and pay for the best schools. I don’t know everyone’s story, clearly, but I’ve always wondered what it would have been like having everything. Who would I have turned out to be if I had access to all the things I wanted while still young? Where in the world would I have ended up?
I’m in a relationship.
But it hasn’t always been that way.
When I was in college, I took up a higher psychology course for the mere purpose of filling in my required units for graduation. It was an innocent 3 hours a week that I did not expect to change the way I see the world.
Video games taught me that challenges will always come your way, and it’s easier to overcome these challenges if you just accept that you’re gonna have to face them sooner or later.
When I first wrote this, it was because I couldn’t sleep.
When one can’t sleep, it’s usually because their mind is a river of thoughts – flowing, flowing, flowing ever so endlessly through the hours of the night.
When I first wrote this, my thoughts kept flowing back and forth to one word:
My college friends and I have often eaten at Kagura in Little Tokyo, Makati since we were still struggling students. Almost 5 years later after graduation, we went back to this haven to have some classic okonomiyaki – never gets old, the food and the company. This time, the difference is we have Chase with us, whose set of close friends also happen to enjoy visiting Little Tokyo. (We even went to the last Asahi Beer Festival together!)