Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane was an American crime novelist whose first novel, I, The Jury, introduced his famous character, Mike Hammer. My first encounter with Mickey Spillane was in high school. It was in 1983 when I got hold of a paperback copy of I, The Jury. Mike Hammer came in to investigate his best friend’s murder. Read more about Mickey Spillane[…]

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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[…]

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, several stage plays, and six romances (written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott). That’s prolific. Her books have sold more than 2 billion copies only next to the Bible and Shakespeare and have been translated Read more about Agatha Christie[…]

Thoughts On Mothers’ Day

By the time I finish this article, Mother’s Day has just started. Expect everybody greeting every mom a “Happy Mother’s Day!”. Thanks to those who greet me this day. However, for me, everyday is a Mother’s Day. And while I was thinking of what to write, I remembered the blog I wrote earlier this year. Come to think of Read more about Thoughts On Mothers’ Day[…]

Binge-Watching: Was It Me Time or Lost Time?

It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve written my last blog. Three weeks and I haven’t written a single blog since then. I’m shaking my head here. For a writer, that is something pathetic, I admit. What happened to me? Where did the last three weeks go? Okay, I’m going to make a confession. I’m Read more about Binge-Watching: Was It Me Time or Lost Time?[…]

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Writing The First Part of My Life

On my old website, the menu consisted of: Life, Works, and Writings. Life, as a blog category, was about me. Narcissistic as it may sound, but as a writer, narrating one’s life is a major step towards openness to all writing possibilities. If I don’t know myself, how could I write about someone or some things Read more about Writing The First Part of My Life[…]

Book cover of Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 3, 1987

When Fate Moved Its Fingers

Thirteen years ago, 20 October… I still remember the scenario: I was living in a boarding house in San Andres, Manila. I was reading The Choice by Henry Denker from this Reader’s Digest Condensed Books collection. That time, I was crying for two reasons: (1) the story I was reading was full of drama — Read more about When Fate Moved Its Fingers[…]

colors and symbols of the 70's

35 Things I Remember About Martial Law and the ’70s

Today we remember the declaration of Martial Law 43 years ago. And with the coming national and local elections, almost everyone keeps on comparing today’s political and economic situations with that era. I don’t dwell on matters of politics and religion as I prefer to avoid those in conversations as much as possible. Not that Read more about 35 Things I Remember About Martial Law and the ’70s[…]

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