• Slice of Life,  Writer's Cafe

    Some Mundane Things: Unlucky Days

    I just resolved to write more about my mundane days because at the end, it’s really what makes up most of our lives. There’s a phrase from a Vogue HK interview that struck me, when cartoonist Kaitlin Chan reflected “I wish I paid more attention to the textures and the feeling of being alive on the most boring and mundane days.”  I felt guilt for not always journalling my day.  However, I realized I found ways to document these days in other art forms – an instagram post, a story, a snarky tweet, a message to a friend, or a more tedious process of editing reels.  But today I have…

  • City stories,  Culture,  Nostalgia Pieces,  Slice of Life,  Writer's Cafe

    Mostly Manila

    Some time in 2017- It was a scene straight out of a coming of age film. A jam packed apartment turned bar, the crowd singing along with the playing band. My friend whizzes through and gets me to follow her to the washroom where we stand inside with the door ajar as Dee looks on. “Zip me up!” Stellar had been struggling to get into her dress and decided that she’d take an Uber to Saguijo with an unzipped dress instead of changing into another one. “I’m stubborn I know.” She tells me as I try my best to zip her up. “I don’t think it’s you, it’s the dress,…