mini book reviews & trying to move on

I recently had to close a brief, beloved chapter/dream. I was a bookseller. I loved it. Those five months were the happiest, most fulfilling I ever experienced. I am sad to see it end, but I'm sure I'll find another job to love. I miss the staff but I can always visit. Anyway, I accumulated… Continue reading mini book reviews & trying to move on

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Interview with Ano Ba

I was featured in the Pilipinx diaspora zine Ano Ba and below is my mini interview. I'm in the second issue and the theme was anger. My piece was produced from a prompt from Serena Valentino's comic book script writing class. She asked us to write a dialogue (and strictly dialogue, no gestures or setting… Continue reading Interview with Ano Ba

you are beautiful and necessary

I think I have a problem with accepting compliments. I used to be really bad and think they're lying and look at them weird and just brush it off. But now at least I can say thank you and smile, because I am genuinely touched that they said such sweet things. Yet, I still don't… Continue reading you are beautiful and necessary

[The Listserve] I’m not the failed savior

NOTE: I won the lottery for The Listserve a year ago today. Here's the instagram where I wrote about it. After two days and 600 words, this email below was the result. It was sent out 1/13/16. And while it landed in over 20k inboxes, I only received at most 10 replies but they were enough… Continue reading [The Listserve] I’m not the failed savior

That Next Step

I think I want to try a new approach to this blog. The original idea was for this to be solely for creative works, whether it was in the form of poetry, short stories, photos of the day, sketchbook spreads, collages, etc. But I decided to switch it up and include more personal material, like… Continue reading That Next Step