Bought a sketchpad
Then i draw sleeping cats
Paint the colors of spring

Dance with the winds
And listen to the rustle of leaves
As i sing

Melody resonates
Against the soft gleam of sunlight
Cheerfully butterflies take their flight

Glanced at my watch
Suddenly the time stops
I closed my eyes

It is in the hum of bees
the way the grass sways
In the cold breeze

That i remember those memories,
laughters and giggles
Of a little girl in her dress

Picking daisies
and dandelions
Then catches fireflies in the lush

It was vivid
A dream like image
where the edges almost fade

Perfect moments
Brought to life
In each stroke of a brush






About Me

“Not all of us can do great things.But we can do small things with great love.”

~Mother Teresa



At this age, I have been brought to the ups and downs of my life. I felt like there is a hole in my heart that I needed to fill. Like a missing part of who I am. I struggled real hard to find myself, I did so many things, I engage my self in doing activities in school, buy things others do, become an alien in front of a mirror. The more I do these things, the more I am becoming less myself.

Then one day I realize, I don’t need to look now where to find that missing piece. It is closer than I thought. A pen and paper are what I need and then I found this.

My passion for writing brought me to a wonderful journey of discovery.

I know now, that I don’t need to impress anyone, I don’t need to follow the trends and be someone I’m not. And I told myself ” their opinion should remain their opinion, who I am is not relative to what they want me to be”.

This blog is formed out of my love for writing, the thing that my heart seeks and where my soul will forever feel at ease.

Writing is home and will always be.

Thank you for reading. ❤

Much love, Rio Abby


16 things I learned this 2016

Keep Slaying😊


Every minute of every day brings new opportunities to learn something we’ve never know before. — Unknown

And this time I will share 16 of my many learnings this year. So keep reading and enjoy. 😉


Be independent and learn how to be alonebecause not everyone will stay and thats a hard reality that we have to accept.


Take your time and do not rush things because if you’re rushing things the outcome is usually not what we expect and its okay to procastinate and be a sloth all you want but always make sure you have time for what you are really supposed to be doing.


They are our safe haven, our comfort zone and our place of abode in times of inderence and criticism from the harsh reality of our naked world so spend more quality time with these…

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Reflecting on Four Years of Blogging

I Gotta Keep Going

The Captain's Speech

What if no one reads my blog? What if someone leaves me a really mean comment? What if I’m criticized? What if my ideas are only interesting to me? What if this blog is a mistake? What if I just go to sleep, instead?

Four years ago today, those were just a few of the questions that shook every bone in my body as I sat in my bedroom with the lights off, in the wee hours of the morning, and started this blog.

I think back to that moment quite a bit. It’s a good one.

At no point in my life did the thought of starting a blog ever cross my mind, until a few days before I actually did. As weird as it sounds, it felt like something I had to do. As if the universe was pushing me in that direction.

And I’ll be honest, most…

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Cristian Mihai

One of the most important lessons life teaches us all is that your struggles develop your strengths. It is the only way to go about it, actually.
Strengths develop over time, they develop by you overcoming obstacles and solving problems.

Which begs the question: why do people run away from their problems? Why not face them? Why deny they exist? Why put the blame on other people?

Well, for once: it can be a frustrating process.

I remember when I first started writing. Fourteen years old, I thought I was phenomenal. Most folks who read my stuff said I was either a retard or fourteen years old. I was both. Kinda.

The truth of the matter is that I had to overcome this obstacle: what people thought of my writing.

And I had to keep writing…

And I had to do the work when I didn’t feel like it, or…

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You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Today, breath and appreciate the beauty around you.

Isn’t wonderful to feel the warm of sunshine on your skin?

The blow of winds in your face?

Close your eyes and listen to the birds chirping aren’t they happy?

Open your eyes and look at the trees, lifting their branches high

The vast sky is smiling at you

Hear the laughters of children around

Or soft words from old couples

Look at lovers just strolling by

Families sharing a cup of tea in a shade

Eating biscuits that they’ve made

Whatever you do

Wherever you are

Take time to listen, see and hear

All the wonderful blessings here and there

Maybe a phone call from a friend

A pat on the shoulder to know they care

Or simple acts of kindness from a stranger

All these things are sent from above

Know that you are loved



He takes care of you

Always on your side.

credits: Rio Abby

A Poem For My Mother


A view from near the lake – San Antonio Resort, Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Ohh Take Me

Take me to the rythm of your songs
To the waves of your gentleness
To the laughters of your children
To the warmth of your embrace

Make me sleep in the serenity of your lullabies
Let me the see the beauty in each wonders around me
Comfort me through teardrops from the sky
Shine towards my soul

Whisper words of love
Heal my broken wounds
I know you’re hurting too
Mother nature i will save you

credits:Rio Abby

A stroll at the bay -Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City,Philippines


I have taken photographs of mother natures beauty along my stroll, some of them are yet to be posted.

Let’s take care of our mother and our only home.

Feel free to give comments. I want to hear your thoughts. Thank you/Salamat😊



Please Remember

When you are having trouble put your hand on your heart and tell yourself “You are alive for a reason, exhale and remember  you are loved by Him”.

Life is tough but you are stronger.

Story of Healing : 3 Words



“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love”mother-teresa.jpg
-Mother Teresa

“If i will catch a glimpse of you again i know i will cry, because it still hurts. And it still hurts because i still love you.”

2 sentences that described what i felt almost a year ago.

For months, i had written poems, essays and composed songs that described what went wrong along our little love story. Right now i’ll tell a different story the one i never thought i’d write. But here it is.

If i see you right now there are 3 words i just want to tell you.

  ” THANK YOU”. I still remember the day you comforted me after i hadn’t pass the entrance exam of my chosen university, the way you wiped my tears telling me i’ll be alright. And all those things we shared, all the laughters and triumphs. For a while you gave me stregth to face each day.flower

   Thank you for the little things you did. For the flower you brought and for extending your hand to finish my project in science.

   Thank you for being “my shoulder to cry” during those times i’m down.
All of them are memories i treasured, bottled and kept in my heart.   

    “SORRY”. The month after our break up, there is not a night i hadn’t drenched my pillow with tears. Not a night that i wondered if you miss me or if you still care. Not a day, i hated you for leaving me and for letting go. Not an hour , i blamed you for the bruises in my heart. And not a minute passed that i cursed your name, wished i never met you.

For all those things i’m sorry. I realize along the way that it wasn’t your fault. We are both prisoners of love.Blaming you is my pride telling me it was all your fault.

   I’m sorry because i had avoided you for fear of seeing you again. But now im releasing this untangled pains and hurtings in my heart. I want to set you free, free of all those thoughts of guilt. And il whisper in your ear :“choose to be happy, because il be happier for you”.07-along-with-husband-071211   “GOODBYE”. They say your favorite hello is your hardest goodbye. Indeed it is, there have been so many times in the past that i wondered if old flames can really be enkindled. I used to imagine us being together again. Seeing just one last chance before finally saying goodbye.

Clock ticks and yes the time has come. As i wave my goodbye to you i want to see your smile, knowing that our hearts are both settled in the hammock of peace. I want you to know that i never regretted knowing you for you gave me life learned lessons, made me a stronger individual and most of all strengthen my faith in God.

Goodbye to you and i wish you the best in life. Let’s say goodbye to all the aches and feelings of sadness that have trapped us for so long. Open our minds and hearts to the wonders of the universe.

Grasp the day with positivity and have a mindset that each day is a clean paper to scribble upon. Let us write history and get lost in finding our inspirations to bring us closer to ourselves.blond-sunset-field-skirt-colorado-springs-36

Mother Teresa is right,
Today i just want to fill my heart with love.  And embrace this freedom i feel within. ☺❤


My apologies for all the grammatical errors in this article. I’m striving to improve my writing throughout my blogging journey.Thank you for bearing with me.