Life Lately

To the tune of Sunday Currently. READING David Duchovny’s Bucky F*cking Dent. (Yes, that David Duchovny.) Originally, I planned on reading Holy Cow, his first novel, but then when I checked Goodreads, the consensus on that one was almost evenly split between really good and really bad—and I don’t trust extremes. Bucky F*cking Dent had *mostly* good reviews. […]

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Let’s talk about Vigan, the weather and the sea

If there is a single lesson to glean from this trip, it’s that when it comes to traveling, things never go exactly according to plan—sometimes a typhoon follows you—and that’s what makes it an experience. And quite an experience it was, being stuck inside a lodge with no electricity for two nights as super typhoon Lawin (international code [...]

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Life Lately

To the tune of Sunday Currently. I’m changing the title of this update from Life as of Late to Life Lately because I just learned that “as of late” is not recognized by proper English dictionaries as a proper expression. One learns new things every day. READING The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall […]

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Sari-Sari Storybooks: Keeping Our Languages Alive with Children’s Stories

Sari-Sari Storybooks seeks a revival of Filipino languages with children's stories written in dialect. “Language holds culture, and we shape our realities through word,” Christina Newhard wrote to explain the importance of showcasing linguistic diversity, “If certain words simply don’t exist anymore, or the language vanishes, culture disappears.” Christina is a New-York based graphic designer [...]

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2016 Readers Survey a.k.a. the Friendship Test

Let us work together in improving this blog. I can’t believe it’s only been six months. It feels like this blog has been around forever. Since it was launched in May, we’ve gone through a rediscovery of Manila documented through one photowalk after another, a few interviews and collaborations. It’s been busy, but even so, I’m sure [...]

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Life Lately

To the tune of Sunday Currently. READING The Catcher in the Rye. I’ve been meaning to read it, but I only felt the urgency after I learned that a movie is being made about the writer, J.D. Salinger. Here’s what I know so far: the film, titled Rebel in the Rye, will be released in 2017 and Salinger will […]

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