I works at freelance podcaster

Hello reader, This weekend I joined in an activity which is totally new and intimidating to me. Jade Mark shared to me the plan he has been brewing with David Jayson about creating a podcast where we’d talk about millennial trends and angst. I know I’d hide myself in any public speaking activities, being aware that …

The day the Anti Terror Law takes effect

July 18, 2020 | Mindanao, Philippines Dear reader, As of writing, this marks the first day that Anti-Terror Law takes effect in the Philippines. Such a noble intention to curb terrorism in this country, but what you may have learned from the era of post-truth is to not fall into the bait of promising titles …

Your January 10, 2020; my December 31, 2019

In my head, today marks my New Year’s Eve. It’s still December 31, 2019 in my calendar. I kid you not. I believe that time is relative and a social construct. I have two situations to exemplify.  A. March 11, 2018. The day we had to fly out of Washington DC, it was daylight savings …

Dear diary, and other musings

Dear diary,  I’m not sure when you’d be tired listening to the things I carry and to my intrusive thoughts. A lot of people have quit because I am a liability, and I am glad you are neither a people nor a ghost. Well, you really have no choice. And worry not, you won’t read …

Note to self – 26th birthday

6 November 2019 🥰🥳🙏🍕  First of all, there is no happy birthday in the context of failures in the government, scary health issues in the nation, and the Mindanao quake, to which my twin Kleent agreed. I am slipping away virtually, conserving my energy to things that matter, like writing and teaching. No grand party, …

The course of true love, and mental health too

In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lysander said this realist take on love to Hermia, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” I do not know why I remembered this quotation while thinking of mental health. I did not have any idea, but perhaps subconsciously, I was: flexing that I have read …

A list of things running in my mind while running that I should try to avoid (but I still fail every freaking time)*. I should

stop thinking I am going to be Usain Bolt. It’s never going to happen at least now, tomorrow, or next week. avoid comparing myself to myself. If I won, I beat myself. In every breathing pattern I try to compose to get a faster run, I fish my phone on my tiny zipper pocket and …

Keeping a Journal

Joan Didion has written about how notebooks are essential in keeping memories. Twitter and Facebook and Instagram ruined our memories, making us all-too dependent for affirmation and hype, that the only memories we stick are those with the best filters, that the principles that win are those which are retweeted the most, and liked the …

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