January 29, 2013

The Nomads Poetry Reading: Lovebug/Labhag

Looking for a date this Valentine’s? You might find him/her during our poetry reading. Bring and perform your poem/balak and be heard. Join us on February 9th, 7:30 PM, at La Belle Aurore Bookshop, Junquera Branch. Because love is funny, laughable, lovely, sad, unfortunate, frustrating, short, long. Because love leaves […]
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 
January 8, 2013

Sinulog 2013

 To work in a place where preparations for any city celebrations pulsate with urgency,  I find it rather rewarding to see the diligence of ordinary people that are blurred in the grand celebration itself. Three nights ago, yellow-and-red banderitas  started canopying the whole stretch of Gen Maxilom Avenue.
December 11, 2012

Blog: A Saturday Walk in the City

It was my first day of school, which was perhaps the fifth for my classmates. Surprisingly,  I enjoyed the class. Perhaps because I was not as narrowminded as usual. Perhaps because it was a great motley of old and new faces.
December 4, 2012

On Mountain Climbing

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity—John Muir
November 13, 2012

Cebu Food Guide: The Introduction

Joed’s Lutong Hapon’s Yaki Udon at P110 I am willing to take risk when it comes to traveling, but I am not as daring when it comes to food. Admittedly, I have this habit of associating restaurants with food,  thus limiting my culinary experience. No, I don’t have a discriminating […]
November 1, 2012

On November, on Pretenses

November 1st and the colors it brought I greeted November with the thoughts of going home but stayed in the city instead. I welcomed November with a bottle of Tanduay Ice along the lonely, crowded Mango Street dazed from its post-October bliss with Sashi, Virhenia, and Jacklyn. We were cool for […]
October 23, 2012

QUOTECARD: Virginia Woolf on Sea

  So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.—Virginia Woolf, “To the Lighthouse”
October 20, 2012

Montebello Villa Hotel: Its Lines and their Subtlety

On Memories, Drawing, Truth, and David Foster Wallace “What is drawing?” my high school TLE teacher once asked us. “It is the combination of colors,” a classmate answered for the sake of class participation. “It has shadows.” “It depicts nature and life.” “It shows emotions.” He nodded to some by-the-book tries, […]
October 15, 2012

Virgin Beach Resort: The Needed Solitude

Food and Accommodation: Complimentary WiFi: Yes Contact Number:   032-354-8661/0917-307-8341/0915-455-6990 Website: http://virginbeachresortcebu.com/  Waking up early and having a certain someone to wake me up are reasons to be thankful  A yawp. Then a scream. I stopped reading my battered copy of Jamaica Kincaid’s “The Little Revenge from the Periphery” and looked for […]
September 28, 2012

Going Chinese at Choi City

Address: G/F South Arcade, Banilad Town Center, Banilad, Cebu City Telephone Number: (+63 32) 239 0800 / (+63 32) 239 0999 Camera: Pawlito, a Nikon 3100 with 18-55 mm lens  Roast Layered Pork  Thankful. My college years would not have been easy without my crazy Titing, my paternal uncle.  I […]
August 27, 2012

| Travel Essay | Stories from Britania

“Nganong naabot man ka diri, Nong?” (What brought you here, Nong?) “Unsaon ta man, day, diri man nako nakit-an ang akong pikas sa kinabuhi (It can’t be helped, day, I found my other half here),” answered Nong Tony who has lived in Britania for 15 years. The tone he used […]