Butterfly in Retrograde

“Those who claim to prefer solitude or placelessness are usually the greatest romantics of all. They have too often been disappointed by humanity and have chosen to retreat into themselves like a butterfly in retrograde, shedding its wings and descending into its cocoon once more.” —Cody C. Delistraty … … ‘Butterfly in retrograde’—ever since I […]

Once Upon a Tragedy: A PhotoStory of When Haiyan Struck the Philippines

Once upon a time, somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea… …there lay a unique archipelago named the Philippines. • • • It boasted of pristine white-sand beaches with clear blue waters… …abundant natural resources found nowhere else in the world… …and picturesque sunsets of the kind that’ll take your breath away.  • • • But despite […]

A Look into a Psychopath’s Head (Literally)

It has been a long time since I’ve felt that kind of  fear which makes me want to reluctantly glance behind my back and dread turning the lights off. But at half past midnight the other night, I experienced such kind of fear. No, I didn’t watch a horror movie, nor did I experience any ghostly encounters. […]

Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop the Stigma

When I resigned from my job as a staff nurse, I didn’t really know what career I wanted to cross over to. You know, the “I don’t know what I want, but I know it’s not this” phase. I was ready for a career change, but didn’t really have a specific new career in mind […]