It’s not $1,226,000 unless you’re Kylie Jenner

I’ve been going back and forth between staring at the ceiling and scratching my head hoping a big bag of cash would magically appear under my bed because no one is hiring due to the pandemic and rent is coming up again.


Don’t know what to write about? We’ve all been there before

Unless you’re my client telling me what to write and how to write it, most days these days feel like my topic ideas seem to be disappearing from my drawer.

I’ve been scratching my head, watching Buzzfeed Unsolved and…

Poetry #11

Believe it or not, I’m not usually the one to shake, car rides don’t give me a headache, and not a lot could give me a bellyache.

What I’ll tell you though is that I’m one of the prisoners in Allegory of the Cave — the one afraid of change…

Safety first before coming out of the closet

I’ve been living in another country for a couple of months now, and surviving mind you. Aside from the difference in weather — I’m from the Philippines, and Toronto’s weather is killing me — there is obviously difference in culture.

As you may have figured out, this article is focused…

Nobody wants to look like a loser

You’ve dropped off the last of the boxes of things your ex girlfriend has left in your apartment, and now you’re just laying in bed feeling like there’s literally a hole in your chest; you know why it’s there but you just don’t know what to do about it.


For all you poets out there

Poetry is an art form that has been with us for thousands of years. The earliest poetry ever recorded is believed to have been sung or recited as a way to remember history, genealogy, and laws.

Many of the poems that survived the ancient world have religious context to it…

Yes, you read that right

When I first decided to write here on Medium, the original plan was to make this sort of a political blog. Literally the first piece I’ve posted here was about Trump:

but of course, that didn’t last long, obviously, I barely post any political content here on Medium; in my…

#1 of the ‘favorite quotes from an author’ series

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to regain my love of reading books. …

Maybe they’re around you and you don’t even know it

As explained by Dr. Mariyam Ahmed to Global News, emotional manipulation is when someone tries to manage the emotions of another person, or exert influence over someone else’s behaviour for self-serving purposes.

We all have seen this in different forms, and might even had an experience with emotional manipulation ourselves.

A toxically parented’s plea

My first ever memory was clothes being thrown down the staircase along with a woman crying indiscernible from where I was standing, or maybe that’s just how she was crying.

Growing up, I didn’t know what it was or if it was even real. It was just something that was…

Leo Serafico

BA in Diplomacy┃ TV Production ┃Writer ┃

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