late night Tagaytay

So last Monday, my friends Jasper and Celina just asked me if we wanted to go to Tagaytay for dinner on Wednesday instead of our usual hangout and drink session, which we do once a week. And I just said 'yes' without thinking too hard about it. So by 3:30 on Wednesday, Celina and Jasper…Read more late night Tagaytay

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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

Bacolod for the weekend

I arrived last Friday because I was invited to give a talk on screenwriting at the Negros Museum for the FDCP. The FDCP sponsored my trip back home and I asked to stay for the weekend to be with my parents but at the same time, it was a chance for me to get myself…Read more Bacolod for the weekend

back in Bacolod

I've been back for about two days now and I'm starting to settle again. My Manila trip was full of energy and potential and promise. Everything is different for me now. People are responding to me differently. Exciting opportunities are opening themselves up to me. My relationships with my friends have gotten deeper. I've gotten…Read more back in Bacolod

on living in Makati

Right now, I'm staying at a friend's place in Makati. And I'm starting to like it a lot. When I was living in Manila, I pretty much stayed within the vicinity of San Juan. We moved around a lot as a family but because we liked the area, we always stayed near the San Juan…Read more on living in Makati