Have you traveled far?

They say

that you’re supposed to

talk to your plants every

day to keep them healthy,


but some-times,

in the middle of the night,

I’ll suddenly remember that

I forgot.


So I’ll get out of bed,

go downstairs,

creep into the kitchen,

and say,

“You up?”



“With a smile and barong”

* photo courtesy of Fernando De Manila Tailoring in L.A.