Browsing All posts tagged under »manila«

I Can’t Wait to Go Home to Manila

September 21, 2011


Where we will, among other things, watch midgets boxing in clubs.

More than a month’s worth of rain fell in just 12 hours.

September 26, 2009


The Philippine capital Metro Manila recently experienced a devastating typhoon. Dozens have died, whole houses are underwater, and the Philippine government is ill-equipped to deal with the disaser. BBC’s report is here:, but I don’t think anyone will know how just how much damage there is until much later. Imagine this: Katrina dumped over […]

Subject: subject ReMIX: my poim

April 5, 2009


From Lilledeshan Bose <> to M*** P*** <mp****> date Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM subject ReMIX: my poim A Death in the MP Braintrust, Co. A thief bites his upper lip Trying to melt in the shadows while delivering a night stand decorated with 72 red roses into the funeral parlor where I […]

October, 1999

December 13, 2008


For our 58th fight, we holed up in the library in your grandmother’s house. I forget what the fight was about — American politics, drugs, an ex-boyfriend — but the end result was this: you refused to let me talk you out of your bad mood, so I, impatient and pissed, decided to leave. As […]

Perez Hilton talks about Manila.

July 29, 2008


I never thought I’d see my hometown in Perez Hilton. Whoa.

What now?

July 12, 2008


A lot of people have been asking me that question, especially because I’ve announced to all that I am leaving Milwaukee. I don’t know where I want to go, but as much as I love my friends in Milwaukee and the city itself, I know for sure I can’t handle another winter in my life. […]

Oranges are not the only fruit

May 17, 2008


Years ago, when I was an editor at a beauty magazine in the Philippines, my life consisted of going to events, yoga class and getting goodie bags from makeup companies. The women I met at that publishing house (who edited titles like Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, etc) were strong, brilliant, waaay smart, all talented and beautiful. […]