The Long Road To Fitness

My weighing scale would be inaccessible to me for the next one month. The last time I weighed myself I was 195 pounds or 88.5 kilograms. A couple of kilos more and I will surpass the heaviest I have been in my life. Not surprisingly I pant a lot when I climb stairs. I cannot run... Continue Reading →

Leaving Berkeley Place

I do not know why physical objects weigh heavily on my mind. I realized this only this month as I was getting rid of my furniture in an effort to downsize into a smaller apartment. Watching the furniture being carried out one by one, I could feel my heart lightening. For the longest time I... Continue Reading →

The Lumberjack’s Wife

Because I do not know how it all ended, I might as well tell the story. It is about a girl who wanted a lumberjack husband to spend the winter with. She had always been exceptionally tall. I think that is why she always wanted a lumberjack. In the late afternoons, just as she wakes... Continue Reading →

Skirmishes

Why cauterize wounds? The sight of a masked man walking towards a festering wound with a branding iron would set motion in us mortal fears. More often than not, these are battle wounds with neither the doctor nor the patient having had the luxury of clinical training. Sometimes the roles are reversed midway. The teeth... Continue Reading →

When Reading A Book

I knew I was in trouble as soon as I finished reading Eka Kurniawan's "Beauty is a Wound". Even though I think I do not fully like the book, when asked about it, I could not bring myself to say I did not like it. It did not take long for me to realize that... Continue Reading →

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