#RPintheRP: A Travelogue

I was on my way back to Canada — specifically lining up to get my boarding pass at NAIA Terminal One — when Six called me and asked how I was. “It hurts,”… Continue reading

Our Lord and Saviour President Dudirty || Spoken Word

As it was in the beginning
Is worse than it ever will be

Theatre Major || Spoken Word

Theatre 131 (Beginning Acting)
– Theatre tells the student he is ugly. Theatre tells the student his face looks like his feet. Theatre tells the student he is too fat. Theatre tells the student he has no future in the industry. Theatre tells the student to quit. The student says fuck you.

Sa Dakong Kawala: Mga Eksenang Binaon ng Alon || Radio Play

A few weeks ago, I collaborated with Sigaw ng Bayan CKUT 90.3 FM to bring a new radio play to air. From that came “Sa Dakong Kawala: Mga Eksenang Binaon ng Alon”. This… Continue reading

Asia || Spoken Word

“Asia” Written/Performed: Riley Palanca Throw Poetry Collective August Slam, 3rd Place  

Here’s To The Creeps || Spoken Word

“Here’s to the Creeps” Written/Performed by Riley Palanca Yellow Door Hootenanny 2-Sep-2016

10 Ways To Purge Myself Of You

(1) WATCH cat videos on Youtube.¬†Everyone loves cats and, most importantly, cats are safe. Cats will not hurt you. Sometimes they will leave you to chase after something more interesting than your whining,… Continue reading

Salbahe || Spoken Word

Para sa init at para sa inot
Para sa kati at para sa limot
Para sa pagkawan at para sa pagkaltas
Para sa pagdelubyo at para sa pagligtas

Sonnet 18 in 14 Styles || Spoken Word

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day) is arguably one of the best known poems in the English language. And Shakespeare as a writer has a very unique style.… Continue reading

Greatest Hits || Spoken Word

Greatest Hits is a poem in the form of a cento. A cento is a type of poems (typically with 100 lines) where every line is borrowed from a different poem. In this… Continue reading