Starting with Succulents

There are a number of articles from my old personal blog that I want to salvage and one of them is a write up on my first cacti, Fuji and Eiji. I was immensely proud of and cared so much for them–probably a little too much. Eiji didn’t survive rotting roots and Fuji…well, it got…

Chasing Mr. Sunrise: A Ride to Pililla, Rizal

We met with the HOTMAMA! riders at five in the morning for a ‘breakfast ride.’ It was  a loooooong ride from Malabon to Rizal but such was the feeling of those people who went to a different place for the first time. You can imagine how difficult it is for a nocturnal to sleep at…

A Guest Speaker’s 24 hours in Albay

Feb 23rd Out of my excitement, I got to the airport about four hours before my flight. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited? I decided to make the most out of my time and stayed at the nearest charging station where I squeezed my brain out for an article. While working on my pending article…

A Realization, Stranger than Fiction

Joe Kerr and I finished this movie the other night and I can’t help but think… This is the kind of literature I want to write. As a writer, I am also plagued by bouts of mental block, a sudden lack of inspiration, creativity drought. People who don’t run out of things to say nor write…

A 30-Day Vacation (December 11, 2016-January 2016)

Here’s a summary of what I did during my long vacation, something many people -surprisingly- have been wanting to find out. Finished reading 3 books a) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (as part of my Harry Potter Marathon) b) The Subtle Knife (finally!) c) The Amber Spyglass Finished watching: a) Uncontrollably Fond, Korean Drama…

December is Harry Potter Marathon Month

My annual celebration of the excellence of the Harry Potter series; …when I see Harry Potter movies everyday from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hollows. …when I read the novels from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hollows. Most probably including the collection from the Hogwart’s Library but NOT the Cursed Child. Reasons are written…

Blog Feature: Now Brewing

We’re back with another Blog Feature! Love Esios of NowBrewing2013.blogspot.com has granted us a chance to see what’s going on behind the scenes. Considering its official badge and To Be Continued‘s book jacket, you’ll know why this blog is special to me. Read on.   Love Esios ESL instructor. Frustrated writer. Trying hard to be a…

Blog Feature: The Backpack Adventures

Our first Blog Feature highlights a travel blog, The Backpack Adventures hosted by a former classmate, Neil Alvin Nicerio. Through a series of chats in Facebook, I finally managed to convince him to answer questions about how he started blogging and what tips he could give to those who enjoy traveling and want to share their…

Review: BFG (Movie)

Rated G Presidential rating: 3.4/5 Break down Script: 5 Plot: 3 Actors: 4 Special Effects: 5     The BFG is movie that a family can enjoy but not to the fullest- as a grandma behind my seat in the theater audibly whispered, some scenes are too dragging for grownups, and maybe for the youngsters…

Priceless

Priceless A two-cents worth on my short vacation in Ilocos and whatnot By Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco One of the perks of working hard in a good company is being able to travel to any place at any time and enjoy the experience. Naturally, the fatter your wallet gets the more freedom you have when…