The Blog

In which I write about books, data science, Korean Pop, and various other oddities.

  • A Requiem For Caecilia

    July 8, 2020 by

    Our first computer was a desktop that my father and I bought piecemeal from various hardware stores around Baclaran back when I was seven or eight. This was in the early 2000’s, when we still bought those ISP cards to connect to the internet, and connection was nowhere near decent until around midnight – and… Read more

  • A Cinema of Melancholy: Prime Cruz and Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

    July 1, 2020 by

    When I first saw Sleepless (2015) back in college, I thought it was a revelation. Telling the story of two call center agents working the graveyard shift finding themselves no longer able to sleep through the night, Prime Cruz delivered what we’d long accepted Filipino cinema couldn’t: a confidently-paced storyline that’s willing to dictate its… Read more

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