Issa Bacsa as a toddler with her dad

Thoughts On Father’s Day

The whole world celebrates Father’s Day today and here are my random thoughts about it. I can say I’m a Daddy’s Little Girl. Not because I’m the only child, but also because my Dad and I are much closer than I was with my Mom. I grew up under the care of my uncle, Mom’s eldest brother, Read more about Thoughts On Father’s Day[…]

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Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday!

Happy Easter! Today, I feel blessed to be 48. Yes, today is also my birthday. I just feel happy about it. It’s the year of the Fire Rooster and it’s my Chinese zodiac, too. Lucky year for me, I wish. Years ago, I wrote down on my old blog that age is just a number and listed Read more about Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday![…]

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Reasons Why Our Marriage Would Not Work — And Yet It Does

Voltaire and I usually walk together in the morning after working from home on the graveyard shift for the same company. On our way home, he put his arm around me, his right hand landing on my shoulder and said, “We’re a miracle, don’t you think so?” I thought for a second and asked back, Read more about Reasons Why Our Marriage Would Not Work — And Yet It Does[…]

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10 Things I’m Thankful For This 2016

Only a few days left before we say goodbye to 2016 and the Year of the Rooster comes in. As usual, many will make their list of resolutions however, I decided to deviate. Instead, I’ll be listing down the 10 things I’m thankful for this 2016. 1. Working at Home It was in the middle Read more about 10 Things I’m Thankful For This 2016[…]

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Guilty

I wrote Guilty back in August 2002, right after submitting the manuscript of Living In a Lie. The idea came from an article I’ve read from an old copy of the Reader’s Digest. If I’m not mistaken, the article was entitled, “Why Do I Defend Criminals?” something like that. While writing the story, I used the casting Read more about Guilty[…]

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Number One Fan (book trailer)

I’m not a multimedia artist but I do tinker a lot. This time, I tried creating a video on Stupeflix and here’s what I produced: Most book trailers I’ve seen are less than 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Mine was only a 30-seconder. Let me know your thoughts. Again, there’s always a first time Read more about Number One Fan (book trailer)[…]

Si Aling Mameng Abante Komiks cover

Si Aling Mameng

It was sometime November 2002 that I got in touch with a former acquaintance who introduced me to Willy Fatal, the Editor-in-Chief of Abante Komiks that time. I told Willy that I haven’t written a manuscript for a graphic novel or comics before but I know how. So Willy said that he would give me Read more about Si Aling Mameng[…]

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Writing Prompt #1

Ever since I subscribed to Writer’s Digest, I keep a file of my favorite writing prompts. Writing prompts are sentences or situations you could use to help you start writing. These prompts help you overcome writer’s block and for me, a breeding ground of story ideas. Below is one of the exercises I wrote using Read more about Writing Prompt #1[…]

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If You Only Knew – Present Day: Huan

“YOU SHOULDN’T BE HERE,” Huan heard a familiar booming voice behind him. He turned around and saw General Quitano standing behind him, smiling. “I’m sorry, Chief, just got used to it,” Huan said. He approached the General and shook his hand. “It had become so automatic that I would go back here after work. But Read more about If You Only Knew – Present Day: Huan[…]

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If You Only Knew – Present Day: Rosanna

THE DOORS WERE OPENED FOR THEM, especially for her. She loved this kind of attention. After all, she was not Rosanna Marquez-Sy for nothing. Cameras flashed again and again. She smiled at the photographers for their job well done. She was on the papers again for the bad reason but confident that her lawyer will Read more about If You Only Knew – Present Day: Rosanna[…]

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