There is something about early mornings and a cup of hot cappuccino, accompanied by soft tones of the piano or violin playing in the background. It brings you back to that moment of youthful infatuation. No, not love… just deep admiration. 

Don’t stare. You’re making my cheeks warm. ­čÖé

Good morning, crazy world! 

You know Christmas is near when everyone seems to be extra nice, grateful, and #blessed… At least that’s what we see in social media… At least that is what everyone tries to show.

I am not happy… and I don’t want to join those people trying to pretend that they are. I don’t like to pretend…

Apologies for going back with an unpleasant post. I just had to let this feeling out.. And I wanted to get real- it is okay to be sad sometimes, right?

If your NOW is enough, what could possibly be the compelling reason for you to move? Is better always the case? When do you stop searching for better than best?

People would either procrastinate on what better things that lie ahead, or pursue the greatest as if it will never be achieved.

Usually there’s a strong force that drives a person to step out of his comfort zone and try to touch on the unthinkable. It could be a step closer to the dream or it could be a leap to oblivion.

written 18 May 2009, 10:27pm

 That time when you feel like disengaging from the world so you can try to reconnect with yourself.

That time when you feel like you lost yourself doing what you’ve always done.

Just like a farmer getting lost in the field, or the fisherman drowning in his own boat. 

I think I should take that long drive- where the sun peaks from the water and sets behind the rolling hills. 


I thank God for my eyes that I am able to witness Life’s beautiful miracles, just like the one I am watching right now… My baby touching her father’s face as she falls asleep. That moment you know that all your worries will be wiped away by those little hands. That moment you know that God is with you. That moment you know that you are loved.

When the time comes (and it will), and my kids and grandkids will┬áneed to create a Send Off compilation for me, I’d like them to use this song by Moonpools & Caterpillars as background music. ­čÖé

10 April 2014, 10:48am

Marcelo Home

My ‘happy place’ used to be a particular coffee shop where I enjoy my favorite cappuccino with a choco stick. Then, it became a bar in Makati which I prefer going in the mid afternoon just for their dessert – Chocolate Lava Cake. And then, it became a far away cliff where I would start with a relaxing long drive early in the morning and spend a relaxing midday with just my pen, paper, and the sun… Oh and of course, my chocolate & strawberry ice cream to cap off the trip. Now, I realize, my happy place is where I spent 30 years of my life… My home and my family- no sweet dessert needed.

03 July 2013, 11:32pm