On New Year's Eve, I wrote a brief note that reads: This is a recommended to-do list before the New Year: Congratulate yourself for making it thus far. You fucked up. You changed. You tried. You worked hard. You made it. Give credit where credit is due. Be grateful. To the people who matter. … Continue reading Happy New Year!
If I had to choose a single cartoon character that perfectly described my childhood, it would be the world's favorite and youngest yellow feminist, Lisa Simpson. This isn't to be confused with the idea that I was a brainiac or a wide-reader at the age of 8, or anything else particularly specific about Lisa, but … Continue reading Lisa Simpson: A Reflection
I am a notorious habit-breaker in the worst way. I gave up on #BEDO without starting it properly and that was due to unpreparedness and unprecedented heavy lifting in the "living life" area that I once again, left my writing to the dust. But now to reinforce a writing habit, I now have an accountability … Continue reading Aesthetics and Habits
So instead of working on my commencement speech for Public Speaking class, I started thinking about the professions I thought of pursuing after college. The first obvious choice is Law. The second is storytelling - if I plan to write, speak, or film, I'm not entirely sure yet. But there are reasons behind my warring … Continue reading Policies and Big Fishes – #BEDO Day 3
It may surprise many that despite my prolific readings, I have not read the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I am an English Major, but I haven't read Anne Frank. You'd be surprised at how many notable pieces of literature I have failed to read, and the reasons for that are few: … Continue reading How I Will Read Anne Frank – #BEDO Day 2
Do you guys remember my old blog series Blogging Every Day in September? See this post for the first #BEDS entry or you can read what I wrote then: "So, #BEDS is an idea by my best friend Ada, from Estranged Magic that stands for BLOGGING EVERY DAY in SEPTEMBER. BEDS was inspired from #VEDA or Vlogging Every … Continue reading Dreaming Naked, Blogging Clothed – #BEDO Day 1
Hello Oliver, Being shit is relative. As long as something has been written, something can be understood, there is nothing that needs forgiveness in your first letter. Thank you for starting this experiment with me. I only slightly envy your afternoon at Dahilayan. I am intrigued, but I will not press for further details on your … Continue reading Open Letters #2
Hello again, internet people. Guess who decided to come back after a few months of inactivity? I'm not even going to defend myself. I'm not even going to promise that I'll be consistent. But there was a time I could blog every day for a month. I plan to do that again. Plan. I've been … Continue reading This is getting old.
Guess what, blogverse? I'm bringing old segment The Jeepney Stories and renaming it to The City Stories. Once upon a time, I realized that there was more to the simple jeepney than met the eye and in my more-or-less nine years of commuting, I have come across more stories than I ever cared to retell - until … Continue reading The City Stories: Ma’am Angry Commuter
It all started with a hairbun with a pencil pierced though it. Kidding. It actually started with a difficult day with an increasingly difficult mental block from over a week ago and an impulsive decision to look for inspiration. And I'm happy to report that I was successful. So in honor of National Arts Month, … Continue reading National Arts Month 2016: BAZAARI-SARI