Clean Slate (Team Magazine)

My essay on intimacy, which was published in Team magazine, was uploaded on the site's blog last August. I only found out about it recently. If you want to read my thoughts on what I've learned about intimacy as a single gay man who has chosen to be celibate, here's the link: Clean Slate (link…Read more Clean Slate (Team Magazine)

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I Met a Stranger in Barrio Alto (Team magazine)

Team magazine's Editor-in-Chief (and my good friend), Paolo Lorenzana, told me a few months ago that the sixth issue of Team magazine would be about travel. He wanted a travel story, a gay perspective on traveling, and if I had any story that I wanted to share, I should send him something. I had been…Read more I Met a Stranger in Barrio Alto (Team magazine)

impatient

My book, Remnants, has slowed down in sales considerably at the beginning of the year. I was selling about five or six copies a month and then when 2016 came, it totally stopped completely. I expected as much. Poetry doesn't have a huge market and I'm practically a nobody. I thought it was going to…Read more impatient

“The Thin Man” (It begins…)

I'm running out of things to say. I've come to that point in my recuperation and my convalescence that everything is going smooth sailing (thankfully) and everything has become routine. Twice a week, I go to my dialysis and on those days, I eat a really early dinner at around 5pm or 5:30pm. I'm at…Read more “The Thin Man” (It begins…)

Remnants On Sale for the month of December

In celebration of World AIIDS Day tomorrow (December 1), I'm putting my book on sale. I don't know. It just seems like the right thing to do. I didn't think it was an HIV book or a collection of HIV poems or whatever. I thought I was writing outside of that, the life I lead…Read more Remnants On Sale for the month of December

Remnants: reviewed in Speqtrum by John Toledo

I received a private message on Facebook from a teacher, John Toledo, who is also part (or the publisher) of Speqtrum, a blog on what I understand is an online news organisation that seeks to legitimise the issues of the LGBT community in the Philippines. He asked where he could get a copy of Remnants…Read more Remnants: reviewed in Speqtrum by John Toledo

Things to do on August

No Filter ends on August 2 (insert sad face here) and while we are gearing up for our last weekend, I'm also looking ahead -- as far as August -- to get my life back together and, of course, there's a lot of work to be done. I have to get back to a state…Read more Things to do on August