Today’s Dispatch: Text Only Edition

I know that I should blog more often, but things just got interesting here at school because I’m working on some projects, both for school and for my dorm association. I do know for sure, however, that I’ll be chipping away at the new screenplay for a bit in July, if only to get some creative output done while braving the coming typhoon season.

In the meantime, here are a few links worth checking out in my (hopefully short) absence:

Manolo the Shoeblogger, he is back! And just in time, since he now has the series on how shoes can say a lot about the people who wear them. I’m sure that I’ve hung out with this guy one too many times in college.

– In honor of Nora Ephron’s passing, an essay (for the New York Times) about not getting hit on by JFK. (my primary source of news now that I spend more time on Twitter) discusses the least popular college majors – or “courses,” as we call them – in the Philippines. Note to Filipino parents: You do know that beach resorts now hire botanists, marine biologists, and veterinarians to help keep track of the environment, right? 

– Speaking of environmental science: One of the reasons why I continue to follow Mark Ruffalo on Twitter is his strong commitment to his chosen advocacies – which I don’t always agree with, but definitely a step above the occasional re-tweet. Recently he went to Stanford to co-present a “road map” to promote initiatives for renewable energy to policy-makers, and the resulting article (on Stanford’s The Dish) provides some details on his involvement in the issue. Fascinating stuff. 

– Finally, for levity: DRUNKHULK takes on Fifty Shades of Grey

Up next: It’s a surprise.

Love, Stella

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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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