via Daily Prompt: Sated I want to go to Manila and work with artists, but I can’t yet. I’m fortunately studying in Cebu through a scholarship. This means that I have no choice yet, but to stay here, wait until I graduate, get a job and get a masters degree maybe in Diliman. I have […]
There’s a time to weep and a time to sleep.
But now isn’t the right time.
I lost many things that I don’t know what to hold anymore. I lost friends, ’cause I knew they aren’t real. I veer off them every time they insist they don’t understand me. I just want to be understood. I lost my identity, ’cause I need money to maintain it, and I still have to […]
Art is more than performing, entertaining, showing off skills and techniques you rehearsed for years, and educating. Art is a way of life. br> It doesn’t just teach people values; it guides them to the path of mundane daily routines we grow out off or we barely notice. This is why artworks ideally have texture, […]
You teased me with a cheese as a bait as if I’m a mice in dire need of food. I followed your steps, assuming to get the cheese at the end of the sojourn. I followed you, and I fell in love with the process of finding meaning to your actions. I followed you, and […]
Eyes ready to fall The fans are humming for all For all who wants to jam For all who still dream even if chances seem to be hiding For all who desires to love and to be loved. For all who linger in the pain For all who sleeps through loneliness For all who enjoys […]
Abi kog nakalimot nako nimo. Abi kog dawat na nako nga langit ka yuta ko. Pero sa dihang nakakita ko nimo, gusto tika gakson. Sa dihang nakabalo ko nga naa kay presentation, gusto tika tan-awon Sa dihang nagkadako ang itom nga lingin ilalom sa imong mga mata, gusto tika pakatulgon. Sauna ra ni nako gitago […]
I’m still a child—since I’m not yet on my eighteenth year—who is still ignorant of some realities of this world. I am a child who has to be independent on some aspects, but has to be dependent on the things that surround her like society, professors, classmates, etc. And in these contradictory challenges I am […]
The latest production in which I played Argia. This production, together with all the artistic and production staff, enabled me to plunge into Argia’s gory and deep yet fascinating and mind-opening life.
To Argia: Thank you for the couple of months of letting me borrow your life. It really was a pleasure to disseminate your story’s political message.
(When I sound romantic. hihi)
Ruthy Mae Valdez 15, Theater Ruthy Mae “Kitty” Valdez is a long way from her home in Cagayan de Oro, where it was a grade school science teacher that actually pushed her to audition. “Before, I didn’t know what I wanted to be. I started studying with no theater background.” This left her feeling nervous […]