August 15, 2016
Consider this: A day with absolutely nothing to worry about. Your favorite pizza place having a buy-one take-two giveaway sale and your favorite TV sitcom airing a whole-day nonstop marathon. Your loved ones are safe, you're sure. It's not too warm and not too cold, and you're bound for Baguio in two days. Manila is kind, tolerable, quiet. Your past mistakes too far away for your brain to access. Someone you love beside you on the couch, breathing quietly, slightly wheezing, seemingly dreaming of nice things. You can smell his breath, coffee and cigarette. You like it.