Romantic Judie

So Far

It has been 29 days since I was outside the house for more than four hours.  Metro Manila will be on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until the 15th of May; an extension that frankly everyone knew was coming days before… Read More ›

Two Weeks

It’s been two weeks and nothing significant has happened; In a way, I see it as slow, Then I realized it is because I subscribed to the validity of an experience By how fast it is unfolding. On the other… Read More ›

An Effective StopGap

I had time today to sit down and attempt stringing words together but came up with this new short one instead of finishing at least five entries that are 80% complete. My propensity to look back and re-read hinders me… Read More ›


I once told someone I enjoy my red pasta with black coffee and, yes, I know it’s weird. “No, it’s not weird,” he said. “It’s very weird.” I also like my truffle fries with latte. I am set in my… Read More ›

Back in the Day

Of all the drafts I prepared, written and otherwise, I am publishing this one out of an inspiration from my friend Ida’s tweet earlier today. She was right when she said more people are going back to blogging on a… Read More ›

Go, Grow, Glow

I applied for a higher position at work and I didn’t get it. To say I was more relieved than disappointed won’t be a lie. The interview was something that felt like a staff meeting. I knew it then that… Read More ›

Loyally Yours

It may sound crazy but I feel I am cheating on someone who does not even like me, who does not even know I have feelings for him (I think), when I entertain another person’s attention. This tendency to narrow… Read More ›


It’s been a long time since I felt this kind of steady, this kind of calm. I cannot fully say I’m over whatever demons I got because that’s an entire encyclopedia of conversation to dabble in, so I’m enjoying each… Read More ›

Say It

When someone doesn’t answer, there’s your answer. — Frank Underwood (@Frank_Underwood) July 22, 2017 Someone shared this tweet of a fictional character over Twitter. So timely. No matter how loud, how “confident”, how put-together someone appears to be, you must… Read More ›

Same Page

I no longer like the guy I pined for in the last two-and-a-half years. I checked and waited if it will change for about a week when I first felt the “meh.” Now it’s not just confirmed. It’s confeeeeeermed. And… Read More ›

The Plague of the Vague

One good thing with our social media accounts is how we can post something, anything, that can be for someone without actually naming that someone. We are all treated to this everyday, and let’s admit it, there are times when… Read More ›


Someone told me that in order to exorcise someone from your system, try to set aside the romantic aspect of your feelings and think of him as a friend. I mean, ask yourself, “If I am not romantically attracted to… Read More ›


The second half of the year is shaping up pretty well. It’s a validation of sorts that people stop me now to talk about the date and immediately after that comes tiny twitches of regret that I wrote about it… Read More ›

Hemming and Hawing

After a week of hemming and hawing, and a little wake up call from trusted friends, I am now laughing at the fact that the date I had last week is not getting another one. I don’t date very often… Read More ›

My 30-Hour-a-Week Lover

I wrote this 2 years ago. I don’t think my preference has significantly changed. I meant to share this crazy computation since I conceived it one humid commute along Quirino Avenue. This was borne out of an impression that a… Read More ›