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  • Listening to Red (Taylor’s Version) in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines

    General Santos is hot in a way that I’ve only ever experienced in my parents’ hometown, where a glass (or two) of ice-cold Coca-Cola in the afternoons is a staple not just for its sweetness but for the relief it brings from the relentless heat. But unlike Tarlac or Pampanga, there’s a vastness to this […]

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  • The Story Shop: An Experiment

    The Story Shop: An Experiment

    A few months ago, Conchitina Cruz (aka Chingbee) wrote an entry entitled On Writing & Value which talked about how poetry is perceived in the Philippine setting and how the value of poetry (and literature in general) is often equated to nil because “value equals money” is the mainstream form of thought when in truth […]

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  • Coffee & Flowers: Progress, So Far

      I’m spending today with my friend Akire at the studio which I mentioned in a previous post. We’re having a writing/get stuff done day and it’s going well, so far. 🙂 Here are a couple of things that I thought I would share: 1.) Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino I really, really like this […]

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