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It’s a strange fascination for some, I guess, to obsess on fine-liners, felt-tip pens, retractable gel writers, and hard-bound black cover notebooks when a Pilot ball pen and Corona notebook would do. But there are stranger things that we could obsess on, like from purely pink houses to Santa Clauses, […]

Falling down the tricky inky world of pens


For sure, if my father lived up to this day, he would be telling me how he and some of his friends stormed Malacañang 30 years ago after Ferdinand Marcos reportedly left the Palace. Anti-Marcos groups ransacked the place, valuables were also reportedly looted. He hoped to bring home something […]

My father’s EDSA tale


Most of my entries for Agosto Series this year never made it on this blog, because they felt too real. I’m currently tweaking some to be posted here 130 araw na lang bago mag-Pasko. Lagi ko itong binibilang dahil sa araw na ito dumarating ang pinakamasayang regalo ng taon: kasama […]

Agosto Series: Countdown



Magdamag akong nakatingala sa langit, tinatanaw ang mga talang sinasapawan ng ilaw ng siyudad. Sabi ni tatay, mahirap daw makita ang mga bituin dahil masyadong maliwanag ang Maynila.

Agosto Series: Tala





  KFC’s lights were all off when I walked past it along Matalino on my way back home. It did seem that McDo was running on generators, after an afternoon outpour knocked out the electricity at some areas in Quezon City. The house was dark, and our youngest dog was […]

Brownout musing



Sabi mo, gagawin mo ang lahat para mas mapabuti ang ating samahan. Gusto mo akong umunlad, mas bumuti, at alam kong sa iyo lang ako mag-e-evolve. Ngunit ito lang ang tanging paraan. Nagtiyaga ka sa lahat ng tantrums ko, sa mga birong nakakatindig-balahibo, sa pabigla-biglang pagdila sa iyong leeg kung […]

Pebrero Series: Letting go



Niyakap mo ako. Hindi ko alam kung paano nangyaring mas gumanda ka pa. Ito ang pinakamasayang araw sa buhay mo, sabi mo. Natutuwa ka at naroon ako. Marami tayong pinagdaanan kaya nararapat lamang na bahagi ako ng okasyong ito. Marami tayong pinagdaanan. Napakarami. “Ang dami mong gusto!” Pero isa lang […]

Pebrero Series: Ansabe