What We Were Fighting For

The last couple of days, since Tuesday, have been difficult for me – emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Though we are yet far from an official proclamation, so far reported partial counts from both the COMELEC Transparency Server and the PPCRV Parallel Counts are inching towards a Marcos-Duterte win. And you know what? I can accept …

The smell of wood and pages

The following post is a recollection of my visit to Baguio, which concluded a two-week business trip in Northern Luzon. I have a very predictable personality: I love cats, books, and rustic sceneries. So, when the opportunity of coming to Baguio arose back in 2019 after a two-week sprint visiting Jollibee stores across Northern Luzon …

Quarantine Journals: Another Drug Case Botched

I have to hand it to the people in charge, they never seem to run out of things to say or do to completely baffle the entire nation. Today, I woke up to the following news on the DZMM TeleRadyo’s official twitter page: Reading this is just absolutely painful for me. The rider is clearly …

Quarantine Journals: Frayed Nerves (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part opinion piece on current events in the Philippines. While based on news taken from trusted sources, I make the disclaimer that this blog is NOT a news channel. Content on this blog (this article included) should be taken with a grain of salt. I do not intend to …

Quarantine Journals: Frayed Nerves (Part 1)

This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on current events in the Philippines. While based on news taken from trusted sources, I make the disclaimer that this blog is NOT a news channel. Content on this blog (this article included) should be taken with a grain of salt. I do not intend to …

Borgesian Flowcharts, Girls in Ticket Booths

A friend of mine recently (just last week, actually) questioned whether it was at all proper for me to be featuring queer characters center-stage in my fiction when I’m a hundred-eighty-degree straight myself. Those who’ve been around during my early starts at publishing know that my very first published story, How My Brother Leon Brought …