He first saw her one Orange day, the day where people of the Coral planet shine their brightest. He was at the library rooftop, waiting for Vala to set. It was his favorite place, his private spot for thinking, reading, and getting away from life. He always preferred it over the rest of the floors. He would only go down to get books and immediately head back. No one else went there anyway, except for the janitor, a Coraldean with yellow eyes, who allowed him to stay there despite it being an off limits area. The sky had already turned in all shades of purple, pink, and orange and he stares at it in awe when he turns around at the sound of the door suddenly opening. He sees her and her tear-streaked face. Since it is an Orange day, her face looked golden and even her tears looked beautiful as they fell from two golden orbs that were her eyes, like stars falling from the sky. He continues to look at her wanting to speak but she appeared embarrassed so she immediately opens the door from which she entered and closes it abruptly. He stares at the door wondering if a girl really did enter it. Moments later, he runs and opens it, heading down all the way outside to the library steps. All he saw were students walking about, minding their own businesses. Continue reading “In Saphira: Violet Day, Pavo’s Story”
Indeed, it is true that love is universal as it is present across space, through stars, and even in galaxies far far away.
She first saw him that one fine Blue day, the day of the week when people from Cerulean are most beautiful. They both studied in the same university located at Lumos, the moon shared by the two planets. She was just wandering aimlessly along the shelves, ready to be surprised at whatever book she decides to pick. She reaches for a small blue book and sees a larger gap on the other side where another book had been taken. She peers at the small space from her shelf and sees a boy. She peers at him and since it’s a Blue day, he looks more amazing – especially his eyes, bright and blue, that was currently scanning the pages of the thick black book he was holding. Suddenly, she sees him look up and smile at her before she could look away. She could only return that smile with a smaller one. She watches him close the book and her eyes follow his form till he could be seen no more. She stands idly for a minute or two and then runs quietly as she could to look for him. Only a few people were around and none of them was the one she was looking for. She didn’t even notice that she dropped the book she was holding beforehand nor noticed that she did not bother to check its title at all. Continue reading “In Saphira: Violet Day, Numi’s Story”
Saphira – a galaxy 4000 light years away from the Milky Way where life blossoms not in one but in both of its planets, Coral and Cerulean. These two revolve around one large star called Vala, their sun and share one moon, Lumos, which revolves around them in a motion that resembles the symbol for infinity. Their days vary in seven exquisite colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
Long ago, both planets existed only on their own, not daring contact with one another. They were afraid of what the other could contain as the unknown has always feared many creatures, even those from our own Earth. One day however, a young adventure-seeking family of Coraldeans went to Lumos to see what it may contain. They were surprised that they were not the first to set foot on the place as they came face to face with some Ceruleanide explorers. Friendship came easily. From then on, cordial relations had been established and Lumos became the middle ground for both planets. Schools, parks, businesses, and even homes were built to increase contact between the people. Continue reading “In Saphira: A work of fiction”
Santa, can you hear me?
I have been so good this year.
And all I want is one thing
Tell me my true love is near.
It’s a little less than 12 days before Christmas. I try not to ask so much from you every year as I want to be surprised by what you have in store for me. This time though, I can’t help myself but wish for a few things — like a new phone.
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
I found those words I placed on the photo I took of Sun Moon Lake back in October 2011. I was browsing the web, perhaps while chatting with friends or listening to music. More than just realizing my love for travel, those simple words struck me as I realized that they also spoke about life. Boundaries should not box us in. All it needs is that one act of courage every time to change everything. After all, the possibilities are endless.
Come, sail away with me.