Passion vs. Strength, The Magnet Theory

Where lies your passion, you may find your strength. How do I identify the difference between these two? Strength for me is a product of consistent practice. It’s an overt behavior and in a way it means people compliment you for it without you needing them to or without you knowing why. To exemplify, one…

Never compete with living writers. You don’t know whether they’re good or not. Compete with the dead ones you know are good. Then when you can pass them up you know you’re going good. You should have read all the good stuff so that you know what has been done, because if you have a…

Thought Catalog byline: Prex Ybasco

It has been so long since I felt exhilarated, that was last week, when I got my article posted in Medium. Today was rather different. I forgot to take my vitamins, drink some water and even recognize the place I was in. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. After receiving a couple of rejection letters from the…

APRIL Articles

That time flies so fast is a cliche you don’t need to hear from me but that’s the truth. To be fair, I have to admit that this month, I managed to finish ONE PIECE Manga and two psychology books. It’s time for a new batch of articles! Feel free to click on the 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…

The story of Mr A, rabid ultraist doctor

Once upon a time, a girl envied Mr A , rabid ultraist doctor of a far away kingdom.  It was not his kingdom at all but he ruled over it just the same. On top of that, he was really popular. People loved him, Kings and Queens adored him. Or did they? Being an ultraist, he…

Review: Pilot Birdie Mechanical Pencil

Warning: Not for those who are appalled by traditional writing systems and certainly note for those who believe a stylus and a huge phone can save the world lots of trees. I want to honor this tiny little guy right here, Pilot Birdie, in a post. It has been my constant companion since ideas raced…

Lang-8| 02 一番好きな映画 / My Favorite Movie

Original Post: 私の一番好きな英語の映画と小説はハーリポータです。高校生の時、ハーリポータ本を読んで始めました。英雄たちはすごくて楽しいです。ハーリが若すぎてとてもかっこいくて強いです。まほうはでかけるから。ハーリは二人友達がいます、ローンとHermione。ローンは笑うな人そしてHermioneは頭が良いです。ハーリは強くて怖いてきがいます。てきの名前はVoldemort です。でもハーリはたくさんなかまがいますから、大丈夫。 学生の時はホグワツに行きたかった。そして、まほうワンド使いたかった。まほうの世界に住んでいたらどこでも出来たと思った。電車の駅 9 ¾ も見たかった.まほうの世界を見られないことがわかるけどこのは私のバーカな夢です。 今もイギリス国に行きたいから、一週間に一回ハーリポ-タの映画を見ます。 どう思いますか。あなたの一番好きな映画は何ですか。 English Translation: My favorite movie My favorite English movie and novel is Harry Potter. (Please check the Katakana for Harry Potter.) I first read Harry Potter when I was in high school. The main character is cool and interesting. Harry Potter is young but he…

Some kind of ADDICTION

Some kind of ADDICTION Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco ______________________________________________________________   They say that in order to forget about an old addiction, you have to find a new one.   I have to be honest. About a year ago, a mania took over me: marketing my book. I remember juggling the scanty breaks I had to…

Putting a Label on Artistry

by Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco When can a person tell himself he is good at a particular art? Or is the better question, “When can a person call himself an artist?” Lastly, when can a person assume that he can instruct others how to produce art? These questions have bugged me since last weekend when…