banned books week

Banned Books Week

 This week, starting 24 September, the world celebrates Banned Books Week. It is an annual event every last week of September that celebrates the freedom to read. It brings the whole book community, librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, writers, and readers together in shared support of this freedom. There are books that are unorthodox, controversial, or Read more about Banned Books Week[…]

Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

Ninoy Aquino

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]

Be inspired. Brew plots. Fix it later.

Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.

You might have noticed some changes on my website — from the big title section down to the footer. I knew and I felt the need for change. Everything in me is a work in progress. You might think I’m fickle minded because I keep on changing. I used to be a perfectionist and every Read more about Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.[…]

Gustave Flaubert quote

Celebrate World Book Day. Read!

23 April is World Book Day. Since 1995, countries around the world celebrate this day to promote not just reading but also publishing and copyright. It is also the death anniversary of Shakespeare and Cervantes. Some countries celebrate World Book Day by reading their literary works. These days, reading is not much as it used Read more about Celebrate World Book Day. Read![…]

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

Issa Bacsa

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![…]

crime fiction book covers

6 Good Reasons Why You Should Give Crime Fiction A Chance

There are those people who rarely read crime fiction and have good reasons to do so. But, if they give crime fiction a chance, they will understand why there is such a genre. Here are the reasons why: 1. Non-fiction provides you the facts. The fiction about it provides you the feelings. Most of us Read more about 6 Good Reasons Why You Should Give Crime Fiction A Chance[…]

Photo taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution

I was in 4th year high school then when a successful coup d’etat known as the 1986 EDSA Revolution happened. It was a weekend of late February, I was watching Discorama hosted by the APO Hiking Society past 6:00 pm, when Jim Paredes announced that there will be a flash report coming in that would change Read more about A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution[…]

Eric Hoffer quote

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[…]