Musings from a fake Ilonggo (YoungStar)

Yesterday, an essay I wrote for YoungStar came out. The editors wanted some of their contributors to write love letters to their hometowns and I told Marga, the editor-in-chief that it would have to be a love/hate letter, if she really was going to ask me to write a letter to my family's hometown of…Read more Musings from a fake Ilonggo (YoungStar)

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Chai Fonacier flourishes in the new and unknown (YoungStar)

I haven't written a profile in a long while and it was very tough getting back into the groove of writing one. What made it even more challenging? Chai Fonacier is a fast talker and it was so much fun that we ended up talking for an hour and we would have talked more if…Read more Chai Fonacier flourishes in the new and unknown (YoungStar)

my first article for the Manila Bulletin: App Attack

I started writing for the dailies when my friend Tals asked me to come and join the team of Super back in 2007 when Tim Yap moved to the Philippine Star and started Supreme and brought a whole bunch of Super writers with him. The few regular writers and columnists of Super kept the section…Read more my first article for the Manila Bulletin: App Attack

Let’s Talk About Sex (YoungStar article, July 5, 2013)

** I was rummaging through my things and found a newspaper dated July 5 and I was wondering why I had kept the newspaper until I looked through the pages and saw an article I had written. It was an article I wrote for YoungStar on safe sex that I was asked to write. I…Read more Let’s Talk About Sex (YoungStar article, July 5, 2013)

So I Think I Can Dance

I finally did it. I took a dance class. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures because, well, I was dancing and couldn't take any. It was a spontaneous decision, really. It was a Friday afternoon and Raymond, my editor at YoungStar told all the contributors what he had planned for the next issue of YoungStar…Read more So I Think I Can Dance