essays, good advice, Philippines

After The Storm

I just wanted to let you all know that my family and I are safe – me in Quezon City and my parents in Laguna – and we have been spared the worst of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. That does not take away from the reality that the Visayan islands have been severely affected by the typhoon.  Every day, my dormmates are…

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fiction, Philippines, squee

Now on Amazon: Pinoy Contemporary Romance!

If I had enough money (or Amazon credit) to buy Kindle editions of my favorite Pinoy contemporary romances, I would. I love the fact that there’s a growing crop of authors that are making their way into the market, especially since they do give a unique spin on what has always been looked at a Western-dominated genre. If you’re curious…

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censorship, Philippines

Post #76

From this moment on, for as long as Republic Act No. 10175 continues to be a law as written, and until said law is amended, repealed, or no longer considered valid as a law in any way or form… This blog will remain blacked out.

censorship, Philippines

Post #75

You know how I care about freedom, right? And you know how much I care for my country, too. Then you’ll know why THIS is important for me. Change.org|Online Petition Template I won’t stand for it, not after what this country has gone through. But if you’re still undecided, you have my blessing to go over the details and go…

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characterization, guest blogs, novel, Philippines, screenplay, writing

Updates: Guest Blogs, Screenplay Shifts, and Novel Goodness

This post was brought to you by Daniel Matsunaga. Part Brazilian, part Japanese, has appeared on numerous advertisements, and very much single. Way too skinny in person, though; the camera does add 10 pounds after all. (Photo credit: me.) Okay, now that I’ve gotten your attention, here are a few updates on what I’ve been doing, writing-wise (and not counting…

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censorship, copyright issues, Philippines, shut up trolls, writing

Today’s Lesson

Listen up, bloggers and everyone else posting creative stuff over the Internet: Get yourself a Creative Commons License. NOW. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s your best chance of not having your work getting cut-and-pasted by someone who has nothing better to do.  Do it because your work deserves a name. Do it because you’ve worked for it, slaved over it,…

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