Review: She Sees Metaphors

I read so many feel good young-adult novels that I always envision the world a not-so-perfect place but a great one to live in, to thrive and struggle, to be encouraged and discouraged at the same time. Bryce Salazar, with his novel, She Sees Metaphors, has reminded me that each individual in this world looks…

AMAZON LILY*

by Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco Good things kept happening to me last month. My family and I had our second family reunion, I successfully finished the marathon, my family also celebrated Fathers’ Day. I was also able to get the highest number of classes in our company for three straight times. But what served as…

The President has received a compliment from  her dearest friend regarding her first novel TBC (To Be Continued) : She wants to express her deepest gratitude to Ms. Maria Cecilia Villafuerte for reading her entire novel in only two days and reviewing it with brutal honesty. Chapter 5 (A Slowly Rising Action) and Chapter 6…

TBC on Wattpad

Dear Readers, I would like to inform you guys that I have posted the first chapter of my novel TBC (To be continued/ The Big Coffee) in Wattpad. It is one giant step for me because I want to gather as many responses as I can before I grab the opportunity(two hard copies of my…

NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

  I did it. That is all there is to say. I have to admit winning it did not give me the satisfaction I was waiting for. However, the days when I had to squeeze my brain for the last drop of word or when creativity surged just when I did not want to see…

Everybody’s Every day

An Analysis of David Levithan’s novel, Every day by Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco To Syme, who has given my every day a dash of colors. When a person reads novels from the same author, not the ones that come in series (e.g. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Song of Ice…

On Books, Reading, and Selfie

One’s love for books may be as shallow as loving the notion of being thought of as scholastic. She may post pictures of herself in a bookstore, holding a book, or putting several books on her desk but they remain untouched for a long time. She may even put a book or two in her bag for the pretense of reading it or them but only spares a glance for a few minutes. The book or books lay forgotten and unread.

The President thinks there is nothing wrong with this. It is only absurd particularly if the said individual taking a selfie is an educator.