5 Books That Helped Deal With My Mental Health

by Ysabel Andrea Tayco As far as I can remember, I’ve always found myself reading books where there is sadness, regret or some form of gloom surrounding the main character. When I saw the post on the Buhay Movement group about writing about books that have helped me deal with mental health issues—mental health related or not, I jumped at the chance to do it. I’ve always wanted to share how books have helped me throughout my life but I’ve almost always felt that people might judge me because I might be crazy or sick in the head. But when one…

Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 6

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Ibyang Riot, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. The barkada went out to dinner that night. To his friends’ relief, Phil came along. But he mostly kept to himself and only spoke when asked, while the rest reminisced about their high school memories. “How come you ended up being an architect? We always thought you would become an accountant,” Drew asked Dimitri, pouring iced tea into his glass. “Well, Girlie stole that dream away from me,” Dimitri quipped in between munching crab legs. Everyone laughed at that, even Girlie who…

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Don’t Like to Eat’ by Excel Dyquiangco and Marcus Nada

Welcome to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. For our first book, we chose I Don’t Like To Eat by Excel Dyquiangco and Marcus Nada. It is a wordless story about a little boy who eats only junk food, a recommended read for ages six and above. Watch the video below to check out a few pages, and if you enjoyed this, let us know in the comments below. We also welcome requests so feel free to send titles our way! ☁ This book is available on the Adarna House website. This post is not sponsored.

Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 20-23

by Allana Luta and KB Meniado Welcome back to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and revisit stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. This is the last session, so if you want to be on the same page when the next one arrives, catch up here and here. Now where were we? EPISODE 20, in which another bomb drops on Kit Kit escapes the island with the help of a certain Denver. And for someone who’s not really her, um, close friend (? she’s just cashing in a favor), Denver’s being pretty gallant, not…

Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 5

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Ibyang Riot, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. Shaken by what happened, Phil was thrown back to the moment he wanted to forget forever. “I’ll just go check the car,” Phil said. “I’ll see you guys later.” He turned away, hurriedly pushing through the crowded deck. “Wait, Phil! Wait!” Brenda called out. She was about to run towards Phil when Girlie stopped her in her path. “Brenda, where are you going? Do you need help?” Girlie asked. “Girlie!” Brenda said, her forehead creased with worry. “Please, can you check on…