Ten People You Meet on the Metrobus

Commuting is a fun and practical way to get around the city. In the city of St. John’s, there is only one option for commuters — the Metrobus Transit. With up to twenty-six… Continue reading

Balikbayan sa NAIA

Ika’y Babalikbayan: Yakap ang maletang dinugong pasalubong na puting Adidas, sa usok ng NAIA pitong taon nang huling binuksan mo ang mundo, umaalangan ang ‘yong kamay sa salamin ng pinto. Natalikuran mo na… Continue reading


Haiku Lang ‘Sa, dal’wa’t, tatlo: Linya ng mga gago, ‘Wari’y mabigat Hay, Ulan Naiwang payong, S’mama sa estranghero: Napakalandi. Hi Ko Lang Binabang sal’min, Kamot sa kanyang bewang: Dedmang pagbati. Hay, Ako Lang… Continue reading

Top 10 Gay Songs That Aren’t Gay

The concept of a “gay anthem” has normally disregarded its intended gender. As such, some songs that are explicitly gay, while they could be good, tend not to make for the best anthems. Through cultural… Continue reading

Gay Men’s Rules for Dating Gay Men

The words rules and gay should ideally never appear together in the same sentence. In a global community that is still conflicted about its attitude towards the LGBT, the roots of being gay… Continue reading

Trial By Facebook Court

If you’ve got it, flaunt it, Mr. Osorio says in reference to Jeane Napoles, a woman caught in the middle of her mother’s PDAF scandal. In his article for the Rappler entitled “In Defense… Continue reading

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

My friend David and I agreed on a writing challenge last week. We have a prompt and we have to come up with something. For this challenge, the prompt is “His feet were… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Bertrand Rodriguez Jr who wrote an open letter to Thomas van Beersum who wrote an open letter to Joselito Sevilla

I applaud you for your patriotism. I can see that, even if geographically you are no longer in the Philippines, there is genuine concern on your part towards the welfare of your countrymen.… Continue reading

By the twin dogs of harbour park

By the twin dogs of harbour park, first dates begin, sweat beads greeting under meticulously gelled hair, stretched across the shaded bench, watching yachts glide across the still Atlantic. Strangers breathing the summer breeze lounge around… Continue reading

The 100 Songs Project: A Postscript

It has been more than a week since the 100 Songs Writing Challenge ended. So many memories of the past one hundred days flew by. This has been, indeed, a great opening for… Continue reading