Must be fate then. Read on.


| November 3, 2014

I signed up for NaNoWriMo. It’s my first time to join and I figured this year is probably the best time for me to attempt this. I have been struggling with my literary writing lately, so maybe a little added push would help. I have no grand expectations. I do not expect to actually finish a novel [...]

Preview: Amah’s Sewing Kit (a poem)

| October 9, 2013

I will one day post the complete poem online. Give me a month, give or take.

Weekly Gratefulness List (September 15 to September 21, 2013)

| October 7, 2013

–visit to A&D’s –spent time with the kulits –finally reserved the venue for November’s dinner celebration –cooked yummy French toasts! –got copies of Philippines Graphic where my poem appears *kilig Thank you! More please!!  

Weekly Gratefulness List (September 8 to September 14, 2013)

| September 27, 2013

This week was happiness! –finished writing two poems. (Once again, “finished” is used as a term of convenience. Nothing I write ever really feels finished.) –got word from the Philippines Graphic that they’ll publish my poem “Amah’s Sewing Kit” in their “special collector’s edition Nick Joaquin issue.” I am weak-kneed, and still a bit short [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (August 25 to August 31, 2013)

| September 9, 2013

Ack! Late post again! I was running around like a headless chicken the past couple of weeks that I didn’t have as much time to read, do much literary writing, or even procrastinate by learning Mandarin or Spanish. I am glad to finally have the time to sit down and work on my gratefulness list [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (August 4 to 10, 2013)

| August 12, 2013

–finished writing a poem (although “finished” is a term of convenience at this point). Still shy about showing it to anyone yet. –Chinese lessons –finished Andrew Crumey’s “Mr. Mee.” It was cleverly written. It’s one of those books that make me imagine how the writer must have lots of fun writing it. I was almost [...]

Rotary Club [images]

| August 6, 2013

Here are some pictures from my talk at the Rotary Club meeting. So um, if you want me to speak at your event, you know what to do. Ha!  

My April!

| May 4, 2013

In case you’ve been wondering, my April went by pretty well. I have been on my writing retreat, as I have begun to call it, for a full month. To have a better understanding of how I’ve been spending the time that I never had before, I have been keeping a record of my daily [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (April 14 to 20, 2013)

| April 22, 2013

- Drinks and interesting conversation with nice folks from 8List: old friend J and new friends M, J, and K – Finished writing one new story! Granted I am likely to still revise it at some future time. – Went swimming. Twice! I don’t take advantage of the pool in my building as often as [...]

Productivity Report of Sorts

| April 8, 2013

Week 1 of my full time writing period is indeed over. I told myself I’d take it easy on my first week and I’m happy to report that I was not all unproductive. All four of my existing short stories have been encoded, and a half-written one is hopefully going to be finished by Week [...]