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 […]

Posted in: Home, travel

Sometimes I Am So Happy It Feels Unfair

June 19, 2012


Can’t complain about anything these days. Thank you, universe!

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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.

Posted in: travel

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, […]

Oh, Coachella

April 13, 2012


One day, when I’m working a desk job where I have to clock in, wear suits, pearls and heels, I’m going to look back on my days of covering Coachella and get really nostalgic. Maybe.

Posted in: music

My Little Bean Sprout

April 13, 2012


  Jah was sick, on and off, the past week. It was a first a fever, then a cold. Then the fever disappeared, but a rash took its place. And then, a cough that wouldn’t go away. Almost every night my 15 month old had difficulty sleeping, and he would sleep in our bed, tossing […]


Easy Still Does It

March 18, 2012


It feels like I only update this blog when plagued with ennui, but I find myself looking for ways to spur myself into doing something creative without feeling spent. So I just look up what my friends are up to. Here is a song Easy Fagela wrote in the ’90s. I still remember it from […]

Happy Year of the Water Dragon!

January 23, 2012


Here’s what I found out about, me, the Fire Snake: When the Water is your lucky element Pig and Rat are your lucky animals. Years of Pig and Rat are your lucky years. Months of Pig and Rat are your lucky Months. Winter or cold season is your lucky season. 21:00 – 1:00 (9 P.M. […]

Posted in: testy cells

My Husband is a Good Man Who Eats Orange Peels

December 28, 2011


I Miss the Philippines

December 27, 2011