A crisis with no name: Not quarter-life crisis, not yet mid-life either

“What is this I’m feelin’ I just can’t explain When you’re near I’m just not the same.” –Jamie Rivera, I’ve Fallen For You No, Tita Jamie, this isn’t just love. At the risk of downplaying that many-splendored thing, this one’s a lot harder to explain. The most precise description you’ll get from its “victims”—usually in…

Eto ‘yung tipong dapat ang ending e “Wala lang, just sharing”

Ang utak ko, sa eksaktong puntong ito, habang tumitilaok ang manok ng kapitbahay kasi 6:05 na ng umaga at hindi pa ako natutulog, may iniisip na isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, lima, anim, pito, walong magkakaibang mga bagay nang sabay-sabay. Partida, hindi pa ako baliw nyan ha.

Note to 2012 self (updated)

Travel. Write. Dance. Get drunk. Just say yes. Wear dresses as comfortably as you wear sneakers. Leave your house wanting to watch a movie but go home with a new tattoo instead. Buy yourself an expensive pair of shoes without guilt. Book that flight without thinking if you’ll be allowed a leave. Take that call…

Here’s to the crazy ones

Yung mga ganitong mga salita, ganyang-ganyan yung mga kinahumalingan ko noong college hanggang kaka-graduate ko pa lang sa UP. Alam mo yun eh, yung mga panahong akala mo e kaya mong baguhin ang mundo kasi sabi ng mga pinakanirerespeto mong mga guro e “brilliant” ka raw , e nanggatong pa ng “brilliant ka nga talaga”…

Moustached man on Bic pen

Very bored while waiting inside a coffeeshop. First time to publish some personal “art”. This ain’t art I know but for a non-artist, this makes me smile. I need boring nights like this then.

research shows, nakakatalino ang Blackberry

1. Dati, pag matanong kang bata, ang sasabihin sa’yo: “Wow, napaka-inquisitive naman ng batang ito!” Ngayon, kapag matanong ka, ang sasabihin sa’yo: “Wala ka bang Google?!” (By the way, inquisitive means “curious, eager for knowledge”. No need to Google; I did the Google-ing for you. You’re welcome.) 2. To which you can reply: “E sorry…

sayang naman the milk

There’s no use crying over spilled milk, especially if you never liked milk in the first place.

false alarm

As Mike Enriquez reports on the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and the resulting tsunami that hit Japan with much fervor and intensity, it’s hard not to notice how calm and composed Japan’s local news crews are as they fill us in on the massive earthquake and tsunami that left 900 dead and 700 missing, as of press time. Wait, Enriquez and the Japanese reporters…

Welcome to underwater coron. To your right is a dead coral…

A $150 billion underwater resort hotel–the first in Asia and the biggest undersea living in the world–is set to be completed in 2013 in Coron, Palawan. Its Filipino architects and developers say it will rival those of Maldives, Dubai and Fiji, an Inquirer article reports. The project, to be called “Coral World Park”, will have…

happy birthday, alexis!

I still remember the first text message I received from you; you were asking for a copy of ‘Plano and any other short film I made after that. I hope you didn’t notice from my reply how starstruck I was. Thank you for everything, I owe you a lot. Happy birthday, and this “filmmaker” misses…

Dear M,

I miss you most whenever I realize that I still haven’t gone to Sagada. We were supposed to go there, remember?, but the rain decided to pour hard that day, so hard that even we, who wanted to go there so bad, decided to schedule it for another day. But then you had to leave,…