Independence Day

There’s a new day dawning.  Something good is happening. No coming out story is the same.  Over the weekend, the former perennial laughingstock Bruce Jenner of the infamous Kardashian-Jenner clan came out as a transgender woman.  In a very thoughtful and moving interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner (once dubbed the World’s Greatest Athlete) relayed his […]

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Twice On This Island

“I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.” (Richard, The Beach, 2000)

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Run This City

Running can be a bitch.  I have to wake up, put on my running shoes and run on Manila’s incongruent roads while the rest of the city still sleeps.  Since I’ve started running, I have been chased by a dog, disrespected by a homeless drunk because of my choice of outfit, splattered with garbage water, […]

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