Oh Hello, 2017

I realized I haven’t really written anything about 2016 – which is weird because 2016 was a rather interesting year for me.

I noticed all my posts were backlogs – trips from overseas of 2015. That’s how bad I was last year! So this time, I’m going to hit the PUBLISH button in all posts in my draft folder. Forgive me, some are, yes, still from 2015.

But, I must promise, I will keep myself more inspired this year. I might have more stories to tell – just a little not my usual topics I guess.

Prelude to a Mixtape: The Beep Beep Song

Dear Mr. Snooze,

It has been months since your birthday, two to be exact. You are twenty six years and two months old today. But I have not given you anything yet, and by anything, I do not mean brand new shoes or spanking new watch or a treat to some fancy restaurant. “Anything” actually means something carefully created for you.

You know when they say it’s the thought that counts? I think it should go beyond the idea of looking for something readily available and acquiring it monetarily. Or maybe it is just my sentimental self which thinks it is more special (or the thought that should really counts is,) when it has been crafted especially for you.

So here goes my prelude to my annual creation/curation that is your Birthday Mix CD. This is not comparable to Starlord’s Awesome Mix Volume 1 and 2, but I guess it is kind of awesome too since it’s all about me and you, or you to me. This year’s mix will not be too mushy as the previous years, as I acknowledged the tides and turns and the mature and realistic (as how you pertain to it) aspect of our relationship. But you see, even how many, how strong, or how high the waves are coming to our direction, we can always swim and surf along because life and love is one big adventure with you. 🙂

I told you you’d be celebrating your birthday a bit longer!





Call for Application | Curatorial Workshop 2014

Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

The Japan Foundation and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum announce a call for applications to a Curatorial Workshop in March 2014. It is a program aimed to enhance expertise in installing and curating contemporary art and related platforms.Upon culmination of the workshop, three participants will receive a grant for a study tour in Japan (within two weeks in July-September 2014), after which they will be asked to organize an exhibition in December 2014 at the Vargas Museum.

Date:March 3 – 7, 2014
Venue:University of the Philippines Vargas Museum

Please submit the duly accomplished application form and other required documents (please see under DOWNLOAD section) to the Japan Foundation, Manila via e-mail (email@jfmo.org.ph) or postal mail (23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City) on or before Friday, January 10, 2014.

INQUIRIES:The Japan Foundation, Manila
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Unhappy Anniversary No More

Dear Mr. Snooze,

I was accustomed to overuse Stargirl’s allusion of an “unhappy anniversary” for rekindling bad bad memories. But by pulling me gradually farther from her shadows (You being the Perry to my Stargirl, but you’re no Perry so we’re a new and different book. Hurray!) , you too aided me in discarding such term and all the recollection it entails. Today we remember that moment we chose to be bully grade school kids, then there went history. Then today’s the official Happy Password Day aka Happy Anniversary.

Two years was short but seemed quite long. It would have expired if it were my employment contract! Kidding aside, The past two years were of the best memories – books were read, music was listened and hummed to, unknown places were set foot on and explored, food, tried and devoured, art, experienced and appreciated.

Cheers to more years, dear Mister!

Love you tons!


You and My Particularity with Words

This could have been perfect. It’s just that I do not know how to swim.

Tell me I’m taking this literally, but I’m considering this an understatement. Swimming is boring. It’s too conventional. It’s too plain for the sea. And it’s far too simple for all the things you did.

So why not make it cooler and put it this way: “When sadness was the sea, you taught me how to SURF.” You taught me to ride and conquer the waves and tides.

Now that’s you and your ways. Awesome. Great.

Let’s Call it a Fresh Start

It’s my first time here in wordpress.

I have other blog sites but I found my posts either a lot too emotional or a lot too whiny so I moved in. To start 2011 rolling and somehow start my “realist” resolution, I am to continue blogging minus the crap found in my other blogs. I might be lifting some personal entries from my handwritten journal but without curses and mean words.

That’s it for now. It was nice to meet you.