Category Archives: Photographic Stillness

Notes from the Undergrad: Midyear 2014

A million books, poems, short stories, drafts, sperms, articles, plans, things, things, things are brimming in my head and now it’s time to spill them on the floor…they’re words, fragments, oil and water forced to copulate, realities and illusions, and I spit on … Continue reading

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Notes from the Undergrad (Pilar, Camotes, Odyssey, Part 2)

Day 2 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in … Continue reading

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Nothing Left

In that first year or two, in Paris, I was literally annihilated. There was nothing left of the writer I had hoped to be, only the writer I had to be.  —Henry Miller, World of Sex *I was just clocking … Continue reading

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January Reads (Book Report)

Though editing and reviewing manuscripts is sort my job, writing reviews of the books I read has been torture to me. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t seem to pull it off the way I used to; the words … Continue reading

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Phantasmagoria

If you let it, reading will suck you into a hypnotic trance. You would be brought to a dimension where words are in full bloom: words become people, things, creatures, moments, memories. A structured yet free-flowing hallucination. A phantasmagoria. This … Continue reading

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Bibliophilia—a Therapeutic Disorder

Yes. I have to admit that fucking disorder. I don’t just love reading—I am also in love with books, and that is regardless of whether I read them or not. I love watching piles of books, especially in my own … Continue reading

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Book Review: If You Could See What I Hear by Tom Sullivan and Derek Gill

It’s  about a person who has been born blind, but is gifted with a special vision. A vision─a perspective in life that’s far better compared to what a normal person with sight has. That must have been an exaggeration, but no. … Continue reading

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Book Review: World of Sex by Henry Miller

As you can see in the title, it seems to be so taboo-ish that you will not seem to wonder it had been banned and will come to the point that no one will have the courage to publish it. … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Getting inside the Mind of a Book

To be honest, I don’t know if the blog title would make sense or even a bit of it about what I’m gonna write next … … … To be honest, I’ve been away from this page for more than … Continue reading

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Bright Smiles in the Middle of a Tropical Depression (Mt.Napulak Climb; Igbaras, Iloilo, July 28-29)

*********** To underestimate something was never, ever, a good idea. Especially when it’s a storm we are talking about. Must have been because of faulty calculations or it’s just heads were swollen. Even when we were still on our way, … Continue reading

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A Flash Flood of Summer Memories

For the past few days, the rain went berserk. It looks like that the weather seems to be reminding us that Summer is Over Motherfuckers! I heard you keep complaining about the fucking heat? Well, here I am. Are you … Continue reading

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Solitary Bliss: Simala and Alcoy Journey

Just past week, my mind had been running trains of thoughts that exceeded the speed of my comprehension. I feel like my brain is an abused F1 circuit. Ferrari. McLaren. Schumacher. Raikkonen. I don’t feel the need for speed but … Continue reading

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Plugged-Unplugged(Ear Tunnels)

I feel so sleepy. My shift starts at 4am and ends at 12nn. I don’t sleep during afternoons because it will terribly ruin my sleep-wake cycle. So, I decided to sleep early during workdays. Sleeping at 8pm sounds perfect, and … Continue reading

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Yestermorning: Distance can lie(Wither: Haiku Poetry)

It was a very hot Sunday morning as nostalgia takes over me. When I was in my younger years —high school years, I wentto church every Sunday morning to see my crush. There was just one Sunday Mass that I … Continue reading

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