May 11, 2014

Building Readers Project: Kawasan Edition

As a kid, I did not have access to books, but I always love reading. Back in high school, a teacher accused me of ripping a book into two and had my sister, a senior then, notified. My sister cried out of humiliation. The allegation stemmed from the fact that I was the sole soul reading that book every lunch break. But I had no memory of ripping the book. When I transferred to a Catholic school, which had a relatively big library, I stole most of its Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys hardbound collection. Until now, I still have […]
January 8, 2013

Art: Home Is a Fable

Because I can’t, you must.  Lawrence Ypil and Nikay Paredes read new poems and talk about writing about home away from Cebu. at La Belle Aurore Bookshop Junquera G/F Honey Hunt Pensione House, Junquera Ext., Brgy. San Antonio, Cebu City 
April 17, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

Terra Manna’s Little Heavens

It is one of my stubborn beliefs that humankind’s survival lies on the flowers. Because   flowers are little heavens. And Terra Manna has myriad heavens scattered everywhere.  And, here they are, together with quotes from the books I’ve read. I lifted some online. I wish this story were different…I wish it were about love, or about sudden realizations important to one’s life, or even about sunsets, birds, rainstorms, or snow. Maybe it is about those things, in a way; but in the meantime there is so much else getting in the way…I’ve tries to put some of the good things […]