This Is How I Hope To Feel Right Now

So I should be at the beach and this entry is being written right before I leave the house to meet up with my cousin and my uncle and aunt to ride with them to our little mid-week getaway. I just came from judging a poetry slam at Sev's Cafe in Roxas Boulevard. I heard…Read more This Is How I Hope To Feel Right Now

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Spoken Word: Clubbing vs. the “real” world (and the “real” world is winning)

I talked about the Pasyal Sunday in Intramuros by Viva Manila in another blog entry and how much I enjoyed myself there and how I was able to read two of my poems in the open mic. It was a wonderful, sunny day. And the crowd was amazing and attentive and gave so much energy.…Read more Spoken Word: Clubbing vs. the “real” world (and the “real” world is winning)

Manila lives!

It was a really pleasant Sunday. Summer is slowly creeping in and the sun was out and warm but there was always a cool breeze making its presence known and General Luna street in Intramuros was bustling with people at Viva Manila's Intramuros Pasyal Sunday. I don't remember seeing Manila like this in a very…Read more Manila lives!

Intramuros Pasyal Sunday (March 16)

To help boost local tourism, Viva Manila is putting together a monthly event called Pasyal Sunday and, for the month of March, they have decided to hold it in March 16 with the theme "Speak Out" and a good friend, poet, and performance artist Daniel Darwin invited me to read my poems in the poetry…Read more Intramuros Pasyal Sunday (March 16)

mountain retreat

There are things I am trying to figure out and I find myself trapped in a situation that I have placed myself in. When I meet up with my friends and I explain where I my mental and emotional state is, it becomes quite clear and apparent where I am in the larger order of…Read more mountain retreat

when I become relevant

It's just a couple of weeks left before we arrive at December 1, World AIDS Day. This time of the year, I get really busy because I get invited for any sort of HIV awareness activity that comes into play. They find it highly advantageous to invite me to some speaking engagement because, after all,…Read more when I become relevant

Scarlet Letters from Baguio

I found myself up in Baguio for the end of November and on World AIDS Day. I was asked by a family friend, Padma Perez, to judge a poetry slam. She and Angelo Esperanzate of Aids Society of the Philippines asked me to be one of the judges of Scarlet Letters from Baguio. It was…Read more Scarlet Letters from Baguio