Hey Jack, you’re killing the (wannabe) hipster in me

Because I am so cool (I exhale snowflakes), I attempted to finish Jack Kerouac’s “The Visions of Cody” during the Christmas break. Yes, this girl reads Kerouac, Salinger, Rice and the occasional Rowling in her spare time. (None of the S&M shit that girls my age tout as a “must read”). (I mean, if I…

Can’t wait for Manila International Book Fair

I never got this excited for free tickets, well, maybe except when it’s for Incubus (which I always buy, by the way). But here it is, two tickets to the Manila International Book Fair next weekend! For a geek like me, the thought alone is enough to give me a heart attack. I love books…

Found knowledge – Under the Overpass

The problem with having easy connection to the internet and having Momo beside me is the fact that I have forgotten to read books. I used to spend hours finishing a single book, lost in the character’s world while I travel to new places without leaving the miserable space that I call my room. Now,…

“Hello, Tony — wanna shoot the breeze?”

Holden Caulfield once said, “what really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it, and shoot the breeze”. Well, right now after reading…

“I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me…”

that iconic line basically summarizes the story of NORWEGIAN WOOD (Noruwei no Mori) written by Haruki Murakami. Though I have read some of Haruki Murakami’s novels (the most recent is Kafka on the Shore) — this novel holds a special place in my heart because of the title and the theme of the story. As…

My weekend: series of meetings, explorations and a must-read book

The thing with PR is that you are always on-call, especially if there’s an event looming in the horizon. So, don’t be so sure about your weekends: you could be spending one breezy Friday afternoon attending a product training for one of your clients (one of the biggest consumer products in the market today). After…

Mizushima Hiro: more than meets the eye

The first time I saw this guy playing “Nanba sempai” — I always believed that there is something more to him than being the “actor who looks like Jun Matsumoto in some pictures” and the hunky lead in “Zettai Kareshi” A graduate of the prestigious Keio University and naturally bilingual (having raised in Switzerland), Hiro…

Bleed. (A Short Story)

“I’ll bleed for you Like a new tattoo in my heart You’ll stay permanent. Am I too late now? Will I find a way to get to you somehow?” Please indulge my lame attempt at writing fiction. It’s been eons since I last wrote a short story…But since I am a slave to insomnia every…