I got invited to CMLI’s 35th Graders’ Convention to handle photography workshop sessions for students, so I made a late-night trip to the Baguio recently. It’s my 3rd time in the City of Pines for the youth gathering: I went up twice last year for journalism workshops at the 34th […]

CMLI and the Baguio mini-break


When the hell does “you’ll get over it” begin? Narinig ko ang awit na ‘to ng The Script kung kelan nakarating sa’kin ang balitang ipinagkakalat mo raw na sinisiraan kita. Ang tagal na nating naghiwalay, akala ko naka-move on na tayo.

Agosto Series: Bitter Ex





“Kailan mo ako sasagutin?” “Kapag manalo ang UP sa basketball.” Naloko na. Suntok sa buwan.

Agosto Series: Bonfire





“Hanggang kailan na lang ba ako aasa?” Lagi na lang akong bangko. Ni minsan, hindi pumasok sa starting line-up mo. Hanggang kailan ako substitute, kung wala ka nang choice?

Agosto Series: Hard Court


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…or why you should line up at the malls with people thinking that the long queue you’re in is for Kathniel’s recent movie’s extended run. (Context: I overheard passersby say “ang haba ng pila sa pelikula nina Jose at Wally” when I was in line for my 3rd serving of […]

Why Rurouni Kenshin sequels matter



Tayo ang matalik na magkaibigan, partners in crime, judge ang bawat isa mula sa preliminary round hanggang sa grand finals ng The Search For The Significant Other.

Agosto Series: Best Friend