"then and now"

February 9th, 2012

Act 6: Milestone

25th of July in the year 2009, I celebrated my birthday. But it turned out that there was more than one reason to celebrate. Saturday Saturday was the 25th. A few months ago, I was still going through my mourning period so I decided to spend the whole day to myself and just mull over […]


February 3rd, 2012

Act 5: Rough Transition

(continued from Act 4: Retreat) It was never easy getting over the loss of someone in one’s life. When my best friend and I parted ways before the year 2008 ended, I had a really tough time dealing with most of the changes. I guess change is one’s worst enemy when things end abruptly without […]


January 11th, 2012

Act 4: Retreat

(continued from Act 3: Return to the Lounge) After having reconnected with my high school buddies and with the Loungers, I also did some amendments with my closest college friends. Other than my buddies Marc and Lambert, they were also one of my confidants, particularly during the college years. We’ve spent the entire course together […]


January 10th, 2012

Act 3: Return to the Lounge

(continued from Act 2: The Smyrnian Intervention) With the help of my high school buddies, I somehow got a distraction from all the stuff that’s going on during the early months of 2009. And with that I started to learn to appreciate everyone around me who made me busy and occupied. And so I started […]


January 4th, 2012

Act 2: The Smyrnian Intervention

(continued from Act 1: Letter to Akio) It was another period of silence after I closed down Letter To Akio. I had no other means of venting out all the things I have been going through, which was ironic because during that time, it was the Holiday season of 2008. Everyone was happy and the […]


December 31st, 2011

Act 1: Letter to Akio

(continued from Prelude) And then I just realized how many thoughts I have wasted when once again I tossed a paper of my thoughts into the bin. I used it as a motivation to continue writing. Motivation – check; inspiration – none. I was very fragile during those times and every slightest provocation of any […]


December 29th, 2011

Prelude

We’re finally up and running! I know it’s redundant, but I guess it’s really never enough to say thanks to everyone who supported me in doing a new site since day one! Many times during the past four years I made a feeble attempt to revive the website to no avail. So everyone’s efforts to […]


December 19th, 2011

Then and Now

Welcome to Captivate – Then and Now! Hello, readers, both old and new! So this will be basically the first inception of my upcoming site, which is still under development. I have decided to start doing a kick-off site so as to reboot my writing skills as well. I will be splitting this post into […]