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BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_12964" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Photo by Burak Kepabci[/caption] In my heightened state, I walk the entire length of the parking lot looking for Matthew’s car. I feel like a madwoman, walking from one aisle to another, checking the car plates. I finally find the...

BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_12326" align="aligncenter" width="5392"] Photo from Unsplash[/caption] "I need a date," says Denver over the phone. "And you’re calling me because…?" I ask, checking my screen to see if it’s really Denver who called me and not Matthew. Or Tristan. "Because you owe me." "Excuse me?" "I rescued...

BY LUCILLE DE MESA, BAZ GRIMM-PITCH, CELESTINE TRINIDAD, IBYANG RIOT, SARAH BULALACAO, MIKKI SHIU, MARIA CRISELDA SANTOS and BJ MEDINA Click here to read the previous episode. It’s barely even a year after John died. And Phil still remembers every bit of it all—how they were lounging by the small terrace of...

BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_12154" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image from Unsplash[/caption] As it turns out, the first thing I do is go online, log on to YouTube and listen to all the Norah Jones songs I could find. In the safe darkness of my condo unit, I finish...

BY KATH C. EUSTAQUIO-DERLA [caption id="attachment_11949" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Photo by Konchai Kangklanasub[/caption] During my senior prom, Tristan walked to our table, ignored my giggling girlfriends, took my hand and led me to the dance floor. He didn’t ask. He just took my perfectly manicured hands, as though asking...