March 25, 2011


It is a welcome thing that school is out and summer's in, this means more and longer sleep for me. But sometimes I abhor sleeping because sleeping gives me a lot of dreams - not the ordinary kind of dreams. Some people dream of images and symbols, I dream of the actual situations. I do not know if you can call this a gift or a curse? These all started when I was in high school (if memory serves me right). The night before, I'd dream of somebody, the next day I'd see this specific person somewhere, anywhere. I used to think it was just a coincidence.

In College, I had dreams that are far more amazing. One time I dreamt of my husband's friend, Henry, having a relationship with her office mate-Con. I told John about this dream, but he didn't seem to mind me for he was busy playing Playstation 1. Two weeks after, Henry called to tell John that Con and him are now boyfriend-girlfriend. I remember John telling me, "Babe, your dream's good, sila na!"

(Hen and Con, happily married for almost a decade, with two lovely kids, Sky and Echo)

May of 2006: I dreamt of my high school batch mate Cathy Claravall. She was wearing a suit, she's going on an important interview. Her mom was with her, wearing a cream colored blazer. It was like they're inside a plane. I sent Cathy a message via Friendster about this dream. No reply from her. Months after, our classmate Nick, who's based in California, went home for a quick visit. He asked me to organize a get- together. Cathy was there too. I told her about that dream. After which, Cathy pulled a photo of her Mom in her wallet. Her Mom was wearing the cream colored blazer I dreamt about. Cathy and I were both surprised. Months passed after that get together, Cathy sent me a txt message, thanking me. She said my dream gave her the courage to go for that much dreaded interview, she passed and that she's flying out of the country in a months time.

(Cathy, now based in Canada)

Last year I was invited to attend Direksyon at the Republiq, Resorts World - I didn't know what the event was all about. Two nights prior to this event I dreamt of Gary V. I told my husband about it in passing. At the Direksyon event Gary V. was wearing the exact-same clothes (and the glasses too!) he was wearing in my dream.

I have more happy dreams in between the above-mentioned, and these are the dreams I like sharing with friends and family. These are the dreams that when I wake up, I'm still me - joyful and all! But there are dreams that gives me a terrible headache -dreams that are intense in nature. These are the dreams that keeps me awake at night.

Before Ondoy happened, almost every night I'd dream of water in all forms - big swimming pool, swamp, falls, ocean, our floor flooded with water etc.

A year before an uncle got sick and eventually passed away, I dreamt of my aunt wearing a flowing black dress, her face looking so gloomy.

November of last year, I told my husband I dreamt of a big earthquake. I wasn't sure if it's here in the Philippines because there were big buildings near the sea. Then Japan earthquake happened.
According to Wikipedia, dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not yet understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as oneirology.

Here's a song that calms me down when I get those scary, unpredictable and disturbing dreams.

Priscilla Ahn

I was a little girl alone in my little world who dreamed of a little home for me.
I played pretend between the trees, and fed my house guests bark and leaves,

and laughed in my pretty bed of green.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest swing.
I had a dream.
Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park,

I asked God who I'm supposed to be.
The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie. I said a prayer and fell asleep.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest tree.
I had a dream.
Now I'm old and feeling grey. I don't know what's left to say about this life I'm willing to leave.
I lived it full and I lived it well, there's many tales I've lived to tell. I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now to fly from the highest wing.
I had a dream


  1. It's like you could foretell an event! Amazing! My dreams are vivid too, but most of the time they are impossible to happen in real life. Like I dreamed last night I was playing with a real gun, Dong Puno and Ted Failon were tsk-tsk-ing at me. So weird!

  2. You have a gift Joy! Intuitive dreams! Just pray that these will dreams will guide you in your life and in helping others.
    Take care and sweet dreams, always! ;)

  3. wow amazing dreams..that is definitely a gift!! when I dream I tend to forget the details.

  4. hi joy,

    yes, you may copy the photo. that was taken by my sister named.... joy. :D interesting, hey?

  5. Ms. Joy! ako din, di naman dream, pero when I think of something, it usually comes true. di nga lang kasing vivid and exact as your dream. ^^

  6. wow! that is so amazing! Maybe that's a gift from God :) Please tell me kung mpapaginipan mo man ung end of the world/rapture or something if u believe in that. hehe Sana may ganyang gift din ako.


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