you are only as good as your last byline. then by all means, i am on the bottom of the list today. why is news writing difficult? someone once offered an explanation: “to write well is to think clearly.”
“He wants to remember things exactly as he left them on that funny day And if there is something else beyond, he isn’t scared because It’s bound to be less boring than today.” — belle and sebastian, in one of their songs
by: Frank O’Hara I’ve got to tell you how I love you always I think of it on grey mornings with death in my mouth the tea is never hot enough then and the cigarette dry the maroon robe chills me I need you and look out the window at the noiseless snow At night … Continue reading
When in doubt, Wensha
Wensha Spa, Comodo Village, along Sumulong hi-way, Antipolo City services availed: whole body massage, jacuzzi, sauna, buffet dinner, six-hour stay at the spa cost: P780 was it worth it? tricky. the massage was mindblowing. it was one of the best i’ve ever experienced and that’s coming from someone who has swept through most spas in … Continue reading
i learned a new word today: downshifting. Downshifting is a social behavior or trend in which individuals live simpler lives to escape from the rat race of obsessive materialism and to reduce the “stress, overtime, and psychological expense that may accompany it.” It emphasizes finding an improved balance between leisure and work and focusing life goals on personal fulfillment and relationship building instead of the all-consuming pursuit … Continue reading
Bigbang alive tour Manila aka Skinny jeans tour. I love you, my Korean oppas. you made my fangirl heart sooo happy.
Swimming lessons on Saturday for two 24-year old females. excerpt from the inquiry: “Do you mind sharing the class with seven-year olds? That’s the only lesson we have at this time.” “Will they make fun of us for not knowing how to swim? I heard kids these days are really fierce. Probably the Internet, you … Continue reading
Comfort of Strangers* (how Davao surprised me with its kindness)
quick, quick post before I die writing seven news stories from a single event. the president did not hold back. tsk tsk. preparing to lose my mind. Davao was good therapy. Lived off the kindness of others, dived for the first time (oh yeah. who’s your daddy now?), met new friends, walked aimlessly, had lunch with … Continue reading
Singapore Street Culture*
Contrary to popular belief, a trip to Singapore is still complete even without a visit to Universal Studios or a ride on the flyer or those other famous paid attractions. It was decided at the beginning that the trip – a break-the-piggy-bank jaunt by twenty-somethings (read: poor) – will follow only one simple rule: maximum … Continue reading
when was the last time you did something for the first time?
i’ll be traveling solo to Davao on the weekend. i’m excited and anxious (but mostly excited) to be traveling alone for the first time in my 24 years. i figured i’ll be living off the kindness of others–Couchsurfers, locals, taxi drivers, travelers. I have to learn how to trust people, something the city has been … Continue reading