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

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Moved In

It's been crazy but I'm extremely happy. I didn't get the scholarship to study abroad so I got a place for myself in Manila; a one-year lease in a studio apartment. I've finally moved in and with that out of the way, I can now just focus on the work and slowly setting up my…Read more Moved In

Pretty Good Year (Tori Amos)

So I'm predictable. So what? I was one of the people who had said that 2016 was "challenging" and "difficult." I had said that many times on this blog even. And I meant it. Just three days ago, on the evening of the 29th, I submitted a script -- my last deadline for 2016 --…Read more Pretty Good Year (Tori Amos)

Love Came Down at Christmas (Shawn Colvin)

We actually prepared way ahead of time for our Christmas Eve dinner. Since it's just going to be my parents, my brother, and myself celebrating this year, we simplified everything and we got a head start. The chickens have been stuffed and we just need to throw it into the oven to start baking. The…Read more Love Came Down at Christmas (Shawn Colvin)

still at the thick of things

I'm working on a short film now. And based from my post yesterday, I might have something in Manila that I have half a year to work on that I'm super excited about, and then I have my own personal writing to do. But I also got word yesterday that some artists want to work…Read more still at the thick of things