Being home again in Bacolod means I have access to my CD collection -- probably the only thing I've ever collected and it ranges from the first CD I've ever bought (the Reality Bites soundtrack back in the early 90s) all the way to 2006 or 2007 when I was still buying CDs but slowly…Read more my CD collection
Last Saturday, I gave my first talk on poetry. I've been giving a lot of HIV talks since I became public with my status in 2008 and the objective of those talks are very different. Yes, they are both personal and they are both done in the hopes that people's lives will be enriched; but…Read more my first talk on poetry
The poems I have published on this site are really drafts. I need to see how they look "on the page" before I can see where I have to take them. I have to let them settle and by doing it here, for some reason, I can see it better than if it remained in…Read more I Got Published!
I've decided to work on one of my poems in public. I wrote The Garden in the middle of so many streams of emotions and unbelievable stress. I've got work up to my ears right now, plus quite a few personal challenges, and they all came at the same time. And that's exactly when it hit…Read more refinery
The first morning since that night that lasted for three years, I took a look at my garden. I saw, for what could be the first time, what was planted there and what has grown. All these wonders - - blades of grass, ferns,shrubs, bushes, flowers, trees -- turn their bodies towards the sun…Read more The Garden (first revision)