A eulogy for our beloved grandmother

Tito Elmer asked us to share one memory of our Lola Lolit, and we struggled to pick which one. How do we condense a person’s life into a few sentences? How can we describe one of the most important women in our lives using a few words? Impossible, perhaps, but we have to try. Yayay […]

Portrait of the artist as broken pottery

Last night, my sister D sent me a reply that I was dreading, but already expecting, when I asked her how she was doing. “Not great,” she said. I figured that, considering the time (way past normal sleeping hours in Manila) and the fact that she even messaged at all. D is closer to A, […]

End of a year, end of a decade

I realized I haven’t posted a blog entry all year, mostly because I’ve got not much to post about. But with 2019 closing in a couple of weeks, the end of the decade is nearly at hand too, and it’s got me in an introspective mood. I spent most of the year not working, having […]