Love Me, Love My Bullet Journal

Remember when I used to hate-watch Bullet Journal videos last year? Part of the reason why I was so mean to the people in the BuJo community was because they seemed to be way too pre-occupied with making their planners as pretty as possible, without even considering the point of being functional. I was sick and tired of the endless

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The Things We Deserve

So…how do you find a happy ending when the world is on fire? How can you justify falling in love when freedom is at risk, when rights are being threatened, when values are attacked and truth is treated with disregard? How does anyone do this? I’m not one to talk; I’m single, for one thing, and my constant struggle with

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My Teaser Thursday Experience

Last week, I took part in the first-ever Teaser Thursday for #romanceclass. Teaser Thursdays are for writers who want passages from their works-in-progress performed by live readers to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their writing. For this session, five writers submitted excerpts to be read by theater actors Fred Lo and Gab Pangilinan before a live audience at Cafe Publico

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Bimonthly Goals: Jan-Feb 2018

So…how was your New Year’s celebration? I took the whole New Year’s Weekend off for a much-needed weekend of rest and recreation. There were also a few things that happened over the week (more on that later) but for the most part I had a great start to the new year. Because of this, I’ve decided to level up on

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The Heroine Of My Own Story

By the time you read this, it would be New Year’s Eve, and I would be preparing for a party somewhere, dressed up to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Before we toast the new year, however, I want to share one last reflection on the past year. A few months ago, I posted this picture on Instagram as part of

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The Year of Reckoning

Usually I post my blog entries every Sunday, but in the light of all the drama that has happened in the past year, I feel compelled to write something about mental health—specifically, my own. It’s really hard to speak up about my condition, because I’d been taught all my life not to discuss these things in public. Up until now,

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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