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Stories I Wrote in 2014

October 12, 2016


I’m writing this recap late 2016, a full two years later. But I do think that cataloging the stories I wrote — and I wrote a ton of them! — through the years is a good exercise. So here goes. CBS LA Best Dive Bars In Orange County If you think OC is all about glitzy […]

Flash Fiction Rejects from 2004

August 4, 2014


moment #1: When I was a kid we used to hang out in the open attic of my friend’s house in Baguio. It was called the pugad — bird’s nest — because it was a warm safe haven, yet we could see all the way down through pine trees and street lights, and all the […]

If You Could Live Anywhere But Here and Now

September 8, 2012


I always used to choose 1980s Baguio. But I think Sebastopol and/or Humboldt in 2012 would be a great place to live in too, if I could get over the cold.

The Desert is Mine

August 30, 2012


In the Philippines I knew I was a tiny speck of nothing when I faced the sea. Here, the beaches are too full — of people, of things, of surfers — I could never find that finite sense of my self with a banana stand and a lifeguard post around. But I found that feeling […]

The Sound of Settling

May 22, 2012


I used to say that I never felt present–or in the moment–unless I was in motion. Now this constant movement depresses me. I just want to take root, but how? I feel like we will never finish unpacking.

Goals, etc.

May 20, 2012


A few months ago, I had a faux chalkboard up in my tiny kitchen in Long Beach. (Actually we had two of them; one on the front door for reminders and the second one, the one I’m referring to, for general hopes and dreams.) On it: new digs, more $$$, and CREATIVITY in big letters, […]

My Husband is a Good Man Who Eats Orange Peels

December 28, 2011


I Miss the Philippines

December 27, 2011


Answers, Out to Dry

October 9, 2011


At Burning Man decompression, the question was, “How do you support yourself into being a more empowered version of you?”

Longer Than the Road That Stretches Out Ahead

September 27, 2011


We haven’t stopped having fun since our first adventure three years ago. And actually, even sitting in traffic is fun when you’re with your bestie.