Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Time Traveler’s Girlfriend

A couple of minutes after watching “The Time Traveler’s Wife” at the cinema, Chemae and I were walking outside the mall. She was saying she kinda liked the film but it really annoyed her as much as it annoyed Clare that Henry was always disappearing.

It was already dark, my arm was over her shoulder and a couple of people are also walking home from the mall. Continue reading

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Beyond the White Wall

It starts slowly and we know we’re gonna be
Savages
Tonight.
I drink
The thousand wells of your mouth;
You’ll be slithering in me — slippery, sucking, suddenly biting,
Marking me with bright red blood,
Sending me into convulsions. Teeth gnashing, I try painfully
Not to tear the soft flesh
Off
your damp lips.
Oh, I’ll swallow you for keeps
Stick every strand of my hair into your pores
And make you itch, rubbing your back against
The bed waxy with last weekend’s sweat. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Life and Death on the Eve of My Birthday


It’s the eve of my birthday. I was just 6 months old when I was born. Had I been born normally, my birthday would be on November instead of August. I wouldn’t have been Leo. Maybe I wouldn’t have that lion pride in me. Maybe I wouldn’t have been Marvin. Maybe…

Whatever. Continue reading

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The Strange Adventures of a Bored Mind in the Office (or Writing Without Really Writing Anything)

How strange is this?

As this massive ball of earth and water spins in the seemingly infinite space of the universe, and as random people talk about new worries and problems in their lives, like random amateur photographers talking about how to score the newest, costliest DSLR camera, I am here in front of the computer screen, staring at it for about an hour now, trying to squeeze out some words to write?

I’m taking a break from my work and writing something personal. The problem is there’s nothing personal to write.

In a way, I’m actually spending large amounts of time, figuring out how best to describe my life.

That’s pretty strange to me. Continue reading

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The Loneliness in Writing

Writing has a way of releasing your emotions but it also has a way of eating you up.

When I was in college, I would write uncontrollably. I wrote notes or short poems during classes, I wrote when I was alone in the library, in an empty classroom, under a tree, in the Sunken Garden, in the lagoon; I wrote in my head when I’m with other people, and I wrote at night before I sleep. I was writing because it was all I could do to reach out and feel the world. Continue reading

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I’m Interrupting Everything Here to Say that I Have the Best Girlfriend in the Whole Damn Universe and I Feel So Privileged to Be With Her. I Love Her so Much I Can’t Really Think of Anything Stupid to Write. Chemae, I Love You With All of My Childish, Cheesy Sometimes Cruel Heart.

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“Palisay at Sumbling” Coming to Manila Comic Con

On Saturday, August 8, 2009, I’ll be at the Manila Comic Con at SM Megamall to promote our comics, “Palisay at Sumbling” which I pencilled. It will be the first time I would attend a comic con, so I’m quite nervous. I don’t really know how I’d react if I’m asked questions about how I draw or what’s my style. However, we at Pulang Punla Studios are really proud of our work although it’s still not done. Here are some samples of our comic. We’ll be showing some teaser pages and other cool stuff.

“Palisay at Sumbling”
Pulang Punla Studios
Writers: Joseph Kahlil Baet
Chris Alvin Yap
Penciller: Marvin Sanchez
Ink and Colors: Carlo Andrew Ferrer Continue reading

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