i love romcoms

I was probably going to end up watching To All The Boys I Loved Before because, well, I love romantic comedies. I held off, though, because most of my shows are done now and I'm kind of enjoying this quiet and not having so much mental stimulation. You can watch too much content, apparently. But everyone…Read more i love romcoms

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I’m reading this book…

I don't know what I'm doing. I'm currently reading a book. It's not out yet. It's a new edition of a book. And I was asked to write the foreword for the new Philippine edition of this manuscript. So I can't mention the book. But reading this book made me think about some old connections…Read more I’m reading this book…

‘Every Day’ is a Delightful Film That Celebrates Love in its Many Forms (ClickTheCity)

When I saw the trailer for Every Day, something in my heart twisted. I'm such a sucker for the recent batches of Young Adult Romances, especially with supernatural twists. I'm a romantic. And even if I find the movies not executed that well, I still find some measure of joy watching these stories. It doesn't take…Read more ‘Every Day’ is a Delightful Film That Celebrates Love in its Many Forms (ClickTheCity)

‘Everything, Everything’ is a charming romantic fable with a dark edge (Interaksyon)

So I saw Everything, Everything the other day and I am such a sucker for romantic films with characters suffering from an illness. It's a weakness of mine. I'm a hopeless romantic with HIV. Go figure! (laugh here) So here's my review: Everything, Everything is a charming romantic fable with a dark edge (Interaksyon). As romantic movies…Read more ‘Everything, Everything’ is a charming romantic fable with a dark edge (Interaksyon)

the realist versus the romantic

Yesterday's post was quite emotionally. I felt beaten up and defeated. I hate feeling that way and I hate it when I feel helpless. I'm often the one who cheers people up, gives them hope, and filled with wise words to say about soldiering on. I had none of those qualities to give to myself…Read more the realist versus the romantic

The Price of Intimacy (Out Magazine)

I just read this article from Out Magazine called The Price of Intimacy: The Time I Hired a Sex Worker by Andrew Gurza. It was quite powerful. It sort of framed the notion of intimacy in such a way that wasn't shameful, the way we are programmed to think it is because of all the…Read more The Price of Intimacy (Out Magazine)

Building the Collection

Just the other day, I got an e-mail from one of the journals that I sent poems to for publication. They told me they are going to publish my work (both poems) and I'm overjoyed about it. These poems are two of my strongest Instagram poems but they have been edited and refined. I fixed the…Read more Building the Collection