Am I Too Old to Enjoy This?

The adult in me thinks that she is very juvenile and naive, and I wonder if I’m just too jaded to enjoy how whimsical she is, how her whole world seemed to be rose-colored and bright.

Whose Adobo is Authentic, Anyway?

Will gatekeeping culture and calling out cultural appropriation bring justice? Or is it going to kill the very thing it wants to protect?

To See Clearly, Don’t Shy Away from Conflict: Chronicles During the COVID-19 Community Quarantine

Recently, I was in a heated Twitter debate about how people who had animal companions but were not vegan were essentially in a master-slave relationship. While some of my friends argued with me directly, some chose not to reply and instead resorted to subtweets and snarky, shady remarks. Those who did the latter did not…… Continue reading To See Clearly, Don’t Shy Away from Conflict: Chronicles During the COVID-19 Community Quarantine

Solidarity or Shit: Chronicles During the COVID-19 Community Quarantine

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the entrenched inequalities in our society. Already we’re seeing how the less privileged are made to choose between dying from hunger or dying from the disease, while the rich continue to believe that these people are merely being stubborn–lacking the discipline that is demanded by this enhanced community quarantine imposed by the Philippine government, when in fact, it is the very privilege these rich people have that allow them to easily follow the rules.

Is There Really A Self? (& 10 PM Explorations of Being)

What if, as Plato said in his allegory of the cave, we only see shadows of reality, and that is because of the frailty that is our humanity?