Must be fate then. Read on.

“In My Mother’s House”

| July 8, 2012

The front cover:   The back cover:   Inside front cover (me!):    

It’s a go!

| July 28, 2010

It seems like I’m going to be a real novelist soon. I finally got word from the Academic Publications Office, informing me the result of the evaluation. Below are the recommendations from the two evaluators: [Recommended for Publication without Revision] 1st Referee I recommend for publication without revisions the novel “In My Mother’s House.” It [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (June 20 to 26, 2010)

| June 25, 2010

–Instead of a DLSU Press,the university now has the Academic Publications Office (APO) which partners with publishers for (what else?) the school’s publishing needs. The way I understand it, APO acts like an agent of sorts in that it becomes the middleman between the writer and the publisher. Last Saturday, I sent a soft copy [...]

Macau Adventure 7: Casa Museo, Portuguese heritage

| June 23, 2010

There were actually three Macanese houses open for public viewing. The first one showcased what a traditional Macanese house would look like inside. The second had the photograph exhibit. This third one had exhibits of various aspects of the Portuguese heritage, not necessarily in Macau.

My Thesis Defense!

| May 25, 2010

Now that I have uploaded all of the pictures from my Shanghai trip, let me now delight you with pictures from my thesis defense. My Thesis Defense Degree: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Thesis Title: Finding My Way Back to My Mother’s House Venue: Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista’s residence Date: March 19, 2010 [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (March 14 to 20, 2010)

| March 21, 2010

Could there be anything I would be more grateful for than finally finishing my novel, successfully defending it, and having it recommended for the Most Outstanding MFA Thesis Award? I suppose not. Oh, one more will make it complete: when I finally do get the award. *waits (Photos as soon as I get to access [...]

From Now Until April

| January 25, 2010

There will be a marked decrease in my blogging activities. As all you two avid readers of my blog know, I have been preparing for my thesis defense. Never mind that I have yet to officially enroll. (The registrar is still retrieving my records. Apparently, they have been buried so deep that they are having [...]

THE Essay

| January 19, 2010

…is scary. But it has to be written. And soon. As I might have mentioned before, the thesis does not end with just THE novel. I also have to write an accompanying essay explaining my creative process in writing the novel. The idea itself is quite exciting. I am one of those writers who enjoy [...]

Gearing up for Draft #3

| January 11, 2010

So my meeting with Doc Bau went better than I expected, mainly because to prepare myself, I always expect the worst. Next step is to know what the department would decide my next step would be… Best case scenario: They would allow me to defend and graduate this term. The other scenario is that I [...]

Manuscript Sent!

| December 14, 2009

Finally. A week or several years too late, depending on when one starts counting, I sent Doc Bau the second draft of the novel this afternoon. Now we wait. Might get a massage while waiting. Will try to keep the acid level on my tummy down. But no promises. Has to sort out my MFA [...]