Author Archives

  • Tolerance is not Indifference

    I would like to think I am tolerant but not indifferent. These are two different traits which are prone to be muddled when you are perceived to not care about, well, many things. I do care, it’s just that it’s… Read More ›

  • The Plague of the Vague

    One good thing with our social media accounts is how we can post something, anything, that can be for someone without actually naming that someone. We are all treated to this everyday, and let’s admit it, there are times when… Read More ›

  • Just Write Just Right

    This begins a series of short posts that may or may not be for long. There is still the disconnect. I have said this over and over again. Anyway, there is still comfort – not guilt – in running close… Read More ›

  • Drawing for a Cause

    No, I’m not making some art for charity, although I wish I am that talented to pull it off. By “drawing”, I meant not doing tasks and not going to events I expressed interest in. Different factors are in play:… Read More ›

  • Not Helping

    I’m on my fifth day of a non-restrictive detox cleanse. I don’t think it helps in managing my moods! I said it previously about snapping easily, but the other end of that spectrum is the silly bout of emotions ranging… Read More ›

  • It Comes and Goes, Don’t Trust It

    My fuse has been shorter than usual lately. I don’t deny that there are times when my anger management reflects poorly on my personality and I’ve atoned for them many times over. Lately, I can only blame hormones for it…. Read More ›

  • #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy

    Agosto na naman and dahil buwan ng wika ito, what better time to promote and encourage Pinoy readers to engage in a readathon of Pinoy-authored books! (Ironic ba, ang lakas maka-Taglish?) Ginawa ko na ito three years ago. Matapos ito, local books… Read More ›

  • Rethink

    Someone told me that in order to exorcise someone from your system, try to set aside the romantic aspect of your feelings and think of him as a friend. I mean, ask yourself, “If I am not romantically attracted to… Read More ›

  • Review: CRUSHINGLY CLOSE

    The blog tour for Stella Torres’ latest book makes a stop here in Citizen Judie! Crushingly Close Release Date: July 19, 2016 Get the book: Amazon // Goodreads I got an ARC from the author. This in no way affects my honest… Read More ›

  • At the End of the Day

    For the first time in months I had no reason to be out of the house last Saturday. While I slept most it off, I also used a considerable length of time poring over nooks and crannies of our small… Read More ›

  • Chillax

    The second half of the year is shaping up pretty well. It’s a validation of sorts that people stop me now to talk about the date and immediately after that comes tiny twitches of regret that I wrote about it… Read More ›

  • Hemming and Hawing

    After a week of hemming and hawing, and a little wake up call from trusted friends, I am now laughing at the fact that the date I had last week is not getting another one. I don’t date very often… Read More ›

  • Six Months of Itchy Feet

    The first half of 2016 didn’t fly as fast as the past years and I can attribute it to opportunities to travel since January. Hindi pa din naman jetsetter levels but knowing me and my attachment to sleeping in and my… Read More ›

  • The Day I Gave Up Online Dating for Netflix

    With finality, I can say that I am done with online dating.  There wasn’t any “dating” that occurred in almost two years anyway. And before I believe (and you conclude, you heartless judgmental monsters LOL) that there is something fundamentally wrong… Read More ›

  • Eventually

    The strides are still not at par with the desired outcome. But I keep on telling myself, like what this yellow shark thing I found floundering in Underwater World in on Guam seemed to tell me, just keep writing. I… Read More ›

  • Ramen Dump

    The disconnect between my steady stream of ideas and the urge to write them down is still not fixed but I got to push it, push it, push it real good, ‘no? I checked my Media Library and discovered I… Read More ›

  • I know that was you, God.

    In the hustle and bustle of work days, we have to step back and think about how God saves us in many different ways, like a parent always ready to catch a kid even before bad things happen. Okay, I admit… Read More ›

  • My 30-Hour-a-Week Lover

    I wrote this 2 years ago. I don’t think my preference has significantly changed. I meant to share this crazy computation since I conceived it one humid commute along Quirino Avenue. This was borne out of an impression that a… Read More ›