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May 22, 2016
To travel long-term is to let go of these books. Half of them is not in the frame.

Do I Have the “Yellow Fever” Fetish?

The author of this article does not want to be named. This is his response to my article “On Being a Dark-Skinned Filipina Traveling around the Philippines.” Far from being an issue specific to the Philippines, this is a problem everywhere, mostly in places that money is an issue, I think.  […]
May 20, 2016
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DOWN SOUTH | Is Change Really Coming?

This originally appeared on my travel column on interaksyon.com on May 14, 2016. I included some more photos I took during the second presidential debate held in University of the Philippines Cebu. To make it clear, the vote-buying mentioned here referred to the mayoral race in my hometown.  I got back […]
May 20, 2016
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Jubilant | Creatures That Can Make You Squeal

I remember it well: I was busy writing a travel assignment on my phone. Nassefh—a handsome poet from Mindanao and my guardian during my drunk nights in the 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop, the most sought-after writer workshop in the Philippines—approached me and said that I was not enjoying […]