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I’m happy to announce that my comic with the talented Reg Bautista can now be found in the pages of CodeRed magazine. Check out the latest ish, people! Here’s the comic, if you can’t wait (haha, kapal).
A String of Foreign Affairs
Okay, the title was just my way of making this entry more interesting. Truth be told, this is about my trip to the DFA last Saturday to renew my passport in time for my Singapore trip in November. While lining up for the last step of the process (verification of my info and picture-taking), the woman next to me received a call. Apparently it was someone asking for directions. This is what she...
I Want You So Baaaaaaaad...
Dear Holga 135 TLR, Why are you a twin-lens camera? Why do you have to take such beautiful pictures? Why do you have a B setting, and a multiple exposure one to boot? Why do you have a hotshoe flash connector? Why do you have BOTH an eye-level viewfinder and a waist-level one? And why do you have to use 135mm film? That makes me want you so much more, you know. Love, Migs
Last night, at Chili's...
Judd (kinda drunk): Jen, bigyan mo ‘ko ng 100 pesos, lalagyan ko ng salt yung water ko tapos uubusin ko siya. Jen: Ayoko nga! Me: Bigyan kita ng bente. Judd (vigorously shakes salt into his glass): GAME!!! (drinks) Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhh, p@t#ng in%!!!!! Naipon lahat sa ilalim!!! Me (handing Judd P20): Best use of a 20-peso bill. Everrrrrrrr. I love having weird friends.
The Tale of the Roach Ninja
Cockroach, people. Not that… other thing. Last night, while I was smoking in the office’s fire escape, a huge flying ipis clumsily flapped its way up from the ground floor and landed on the railing about 3 feet away from me. Letting my cigarette rest on my lips, I carefully removed one of my Sanuks and whacked it, sending it crashing down 7 stories. I sat there and puffed, pleased...
On Life and Lomo
People always have something to say when they see my Lomo Fisheye 2 and find out that it’s a film camera: “Uy, old school!” “So… wala siyang LCD sa likod?” “Paano mo alam kung maganda yung kuha mo?” “Luma na ba yan?” “May gumagamit pa pala ng film?” Now, I consider myself a techie, with my fair share of gadgets. I own an...
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“John Lennon’s killer was denied parole for the sixth time on Tuesday, three months before the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death.”
Dumaguete, Siquijor, Bais, Apo Island, I miss you...
Fisheye pics to follow soon!
Despicable Me at SMB with Donna P.
Movie-watching with friends at SMB (SM Bicutan, the place to be!) has been a staple weekend activity of mine since the mall opened in 2004. It’s just a trike ride away from my house and a lot of good friends live/lived near the area, so even if the mall is always crowded (can you say 3-day sale?), when we don’t wanna go far for food and a flick, we’re there. Yesterday I headed...
Last night, after my daily walk (from Salcedo St. all the way up to SM Makati en route to the Ayala shuttle station), I decided to drop by Mickey D’s for some comfort food. It hadn’t been a particularly tiring day, but I did have several long meetings and I thought it had been a while since I’d had something bad for me. And so I stopped by the McDonald’s in SM Makati. This...
Sara Smile (An Advanced Birthday Tribute)
Mags calls her “honey.” Jhem calls her “babe.” Joey, Noah and Dan just call her “Badr.” Me, I call her “Darling.” Yes, Sara Teves Badr (or @artsavesbread on Twitter) goes by many names, depending on who’s talking. But when it’s someone close to her doing the calling, one constant thing is that mischievous tone, because Sara is someone...
Once a week, for my entire senior year in high school, I had 2 one-hour sessions teaching English to 5th grade public school students in Quezon City. 9 years later, I can’t remember the name of the school, or even one out of those 8 names. To be honest, I feel guilty about that. But to this day, I see their faces in my head, and if I try hard enough I can still picture them around me,...