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On the Eighth Year

Last year, I realized that I was being called out of the place where I’d worked for the last seven and a half years. The things I went through before I had this realization were gruelling. And even though this realization was a huge sigh of relief, it was still a difficult thing to process. I’d still be leaving something I enjoyed, something I’d invested sweat and tears in. I’d be changing my life as I knew it.

So to deal with all this, I made a playlist.


I kept this playlist private for a long time, partly because people might misinterpret it, partly because people might interpret it correctly. But now that my last day at work is over, it’s pretty safe to put this on here for my record, and to remember, years from now, what this stage in my life was like.

1. Step Out – Jose Gonzalez
Step outside, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you

2. Time and Space – The Accidental
Don’t be afraid to stand your ground
When your time, it comes around

3. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
Sometimes it may seem dark
The absence of light is a necessary part

4. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay
Maybe I’m in the dark, maybe I’m on my knees
Maybe I’m in the gap between the two trapezes

5. Life in Color – OneRepublic
In darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break

6. Rainbow – Jack Johnson
Well, so long, good friends
When will we meet again?

7. Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
Rivers and roads, river and roads,
Oh, rivers till I reach you

8. Oh, What a Life
And we laughed, and oh we cried,
and thought, “Oh, what a life!”

9. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go, so why don’t we go…

10. Sabado – Eraserheads
At kung kailangan mo ako,
Lagi naman akong nandito


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