My Fake Poetic Trip
I sometimes find comfort being too sad. I love pain because pain ignites ideas. Pain defies the deaths of stories. Pain and madness make me write. It’s like being in a trance and the next minute I am already writing, grinning at the thought that I have outlived pain. I want to be possessed like the way one of Nick Joaquin’s tatarin moves. But mine would be different. I want to possess and be possessed forever by poetry.
I’m tired of depicting women as pitiful creatures. I’m tired of having a patient woman, an understanding woman, a silent woman. I want a screaming woman, the howling woman, the mad woman.
My Under-the-Weather Fashion
Actually I’m just sick. And I tend to be too clingy when I have runny nose and terrible headache. I’m a mean person when I’m sick. Mean and needy.
I had to go to the mall last night for some errands. Though it’s summer season in some parts of the world, for the past few days it was cool in the Philippines. I wore my thrifted white long sleeved dress (the collar is just too cute not to be noticed), with my mid high socks (my knee high socks are in the laundry) and Vans Old Skool sneakers. The whole outfit is comfortable for gloomy girls like me.
How To Dress Cute When You’re Sick
What you need:
Messy (But Sexy) Hair
Because taking a shower or washing your hair is one of the most difficult things to do in the world when you’re sick. Also, messy is the new sexy.
Your Best (But Comfortable) Sneakers
Yep. Because the last thing you want to wear is your pair of high heeled shoes. Be prepared when you have that strong feeling that any minute you’ll feel dizzy or worst when you’re ready to vomit.
Mid-High Socks (Or Knee High Socks)
There are types of bacteria that live and grow in cold temperatures. When you’re feeling under the weather, always keep yourself warm.
So this is my Sick Day Outfit – with absent eyes.