3 Tips to Improve your Email Writing

There really should be some sort of guide on how official correspondence in the corporate space is done. While I am hardly an authority on the subject matter, I thought I’d offer a few tips on how to improve your email communications. The Beginning Always start your correspondence with a “good morning/afternoon, (insert name of…

How to have an AWESOME Valentine’s Day Date

It such a hassle going out on a date on Valentine’s Day, don’t you think? All the good restaurants are full, the movie houses are packed, and there’s a long waiting line at the motels for those looking for a little bit of sexy time to celebrate. Don’t even get me started on the traffic…

The Year that was 2015

2015 hasn’t been very kind to me (and to my friends for that matter). In fact, I would go as far to say that it was one of my worst years ever. But, just like any other year, 2015 also had its share of good times. Without further ado, I present to you, dear friends…

The Last Walk

Johnny came over last night. He said that there was a bunch of people he needed to see and talk to. “Samahan mo ako,” he said. So I did. We went to see all our friends: his co-workers in the NGO sector, our Komikero pals, and old college buddies. We spent the time just chatting…

Remembering Johnny Danganan

Today I mourn the loss of one of my best friends, Johnny Danganan. This may come as a surprise to many of you because Johnny was the very picture of health and there were no indication whatsoever that there was something wrong. We purposely kept the circle of people who knew about Johnny’s state small…

Interview: Buwayahman

Once upon a time I had a site that featured sexy models, sex stories, and anything about sex in the Philippines without crossing the line to outright pornography. I had a lot of fun managing the site but it required a lot of time to run and I eventually dropped it to do something else….

The Big Bang

“Er, what do I do next?” I was lying in my bed totally naked totally at the mercy of my hormones and various other emotions swirling inside me. A half-naked woman was sitting up on top of me giving me a look, which could’ve meant that she thought I was trying to be cute or…

Third Eye Blind

Arnie Lopez and Janie Mariano were the best of pals since time immemorial. If you didn’t know better you’d say they were siblings. They did everything together: school, extra curricular activities, and boys (not at the same time, of course…). The two even have similar physical characteristics and features. Both were of moderate height, dusky…

The Dog that Followed me Home

A friend and I met up one late night for a couple of beers to unwind from the work week. I live quite near our favorite watering hole and thus have no problem getting home even when I’m stinking drunk since I live a scant five to ten minutes away, definitely walking distance. We capped…

9 Tips on Building a Kick-ass Resume

First impressions last and your resume is a potential employer’s first impression of you. A lot of people take their resume for granted, a necessary evil in the process of applying for a job. Consequently most job hunters put no thought whatsoever on how theirs is constructed and just slap together a bunch of facts…

The Birds and the Bees

I remember one incident when I was in my second year of college. I had just lost my cherry and I thought it was a momentous enough occasion to warrant being written for posterity in my handy-dandy journal. Those were the days before blogging and I kept a journal because I had writer-ly aspirations. They…

Ouija Board

I wasn’t there when my grandfather died. He was my grandmother’s brother and I was his favorite apo. I remember as a very young child, I was all but spoiled with gifts of toys, money, and candy. My mom was his favorite pamangkin and when she had me I became the new apple of his…