Memory Lane · musings

Throwback

Google digs up photos you took with your phone, say, five years ago, so you can look back at your memories. Facebook does this too. They brighten my day. They bother me too. Are our devices and cloud storage becoming the more reliable curator of our past? Sunset captured during a commute. A brunch date… Continue reading Throwback

musings · writing

Of Resolutions and Weird Writing Spaces

My new writing space is the top of my intimates' drawer. I know, I have a completely decent desk with a view (featured here), but after several unproductive writing hours I realised I can't be creative in the same space I do my day jobs. My resolutions (not New Year's because I came up with… Continue reading Of Resolutions and Weird Writing Spaces

musings · writing · Writing Desk

Autumn Busybody’s Pandemic Poem

I surprised myself this fall by enrolling in a Project Management course. The original plan had been to attend a TESOL program, but admissions required my transcripts from Manila, as well as proof of my English language fluency (smirks). I couldn't take the TOEFL test in time for fall registration and the only way to… Continue reading Autumn Busybody’s Pandemic Poem

Memory Lane · musings · Places

Sweetness in a Slice of Rejected Pie

Remember those jokes going around the social media about "returning" 2020? The beta isn't great, it needs a reboot, so on? Well, we've used up two-thirds of it. Even if it was possible, a cosmic return-exchange isn't going to happen at this point. Mindful of time being precious though it hadn't been what was hoped… Continue reading Sweetness in a Slice of Rejected Pie

from the bookshelf · musings · reading

From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

I was craving a thriller so I searched for a "literary thriller" online, my definition being one that delivers suspense and twists without sacrificing depth and flair. To my surprise, a list I consulted included Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. A chilling read, yes, but I wouldn't have qualified it as a thriller. This made… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves