year’s end

This month's Mercury in Retrograde really fucked me up badly. Everything started crashing down and it's as if all the bad mojo of this year has been rammed up into a wall, represented by the last day of 2017. I've been saying that this has been a challenging year and, I'm afraid to admit, that…Read more year’s end

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nine years ago, today

Every year, on this day, I write about having been diagnosed with HIV. It happened nine years ago today. I got a call from the clinic telling me to come over to receive the results of my HIV test in person. I didn't know about the procedure back then. I complained about having to go…Read more nine years ago, today

how to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Relief operations ongoing. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has ravaged the Visayan region down South in the Philippines. The worst typhoon/cyclone in the history of the world, they call it. This is what we can do to help, if you are able and willing. At some point, we have to realise that we are all in this…Read more how to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

world’s on fire

I find myself returning to 2004, when Sarah McLachlan released World on Fire. The video opened people's eyes to what it cost to make a music video and what it meant, equivalently to other people, less fortunate people, all over the world. Now, I read articles and see photos of Typhoon Yolanda's destruction over the…Read more world’s on fire

#wow

I agreed to help a good friend, Bia Catbagan, with a passion project of hers. She was thinking of putting together a documentary and she asked to help. It involved interviewing people and she is calling the project Letters to the Future. I interviewed a whole bunch of people and that's as much as I…Read more #wow