I woke up today from a very strange dream. There were many strange things about it, strange events coming one after another in an illogical way, like how dreams are, but the one that stayed with me when I woke up was taking scuba lessons from a Frenchman (with a very horrible French accent) and…Read more dreams


The Poem is Everywhere

I. In the distance there's the sound of late-night construction, passing cars, an airplane flying overhead, the wind rustling thrown out plastic bags and paper left on the street...   There are the stars, the moon, the clouds, the city skyline with their towering skyscrapers stretching after a long day's work, the pedestrian at the…Read more The Poem is Everywhere

my first talk on poetry

Last Saturday, I gave my first talk on poetry. I've been giving a lot of HIV talks since I became public with my status in 2008 and the objective of those talks are very different. Yes, they are both personal and they are both done in the hopes that people's lives will be enriched; but…Read more my first talk on poetry

Sonata opens in theaters in eleven days

The countdown has begun, really. Eleven days and Sonata opens in all SM Cinemas nationwide. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Sineng Pambansa All Masters Edition will be open to the public on September 11, 2013, and I'm so excited. I can't wait for people to see this movie. I can't wait for…Read more Sonata opens in theaters in eleven days

TED Talks: The Art of Metaphors by Jane Hirshfield

I said before that I should force myself to watch more TED talks because, well, all the TED talks I've seen has really opened my mind and made me better at all the things that I've done. It has given me a bigger perspective in many things and the experience of watching these videos and…Read more TED Talks: The Art of Metaphors by Jane Hirshfield