Where I want to be

As the year ends, I think about why I moved back to Manila and why it is so important for me to be in the middle of the action. And why, after such a move -- just a little after a year from almost dying of kidney failure -- I flew to Boracay to celebrate…Read more Where I want to be

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

why I chose to move to Poblacion

When I was living in Manila before I moved back to Bacolod for my recovery, I was living in my brother's condominium in San Juan. I've pretty much always lived in San Juan. It was what was familiar. I grew up there. I could never get lost in the side streets of Little Baguio and…Read more why I chose to move to Poblacion

Social Media Game: Weak / Poor

I thought I'd be more active on social media while I'm here. I'm wandering around the city, hanging out with friends, working, looking for more work, meeting new people. I'm doing stuff and I thought I'd be tweeting more often or taking more photos. Instead, I'm really living the moment. I don't remember to take…Read more Social Media Game: Weak / Poor