In college, a well-meaning male friend told me that I was boring. He phrased it in this manner: "See, this is the problem with you. You're too --- museum-y. You like going to museums, crafting, and school. In my mind there are only two kinds of women: those looking for love, and those looking for… Continue reading In Defense of the Nerd
Of course the banana looks fake. We shot a plastic banana. (2008) We spent too many frames on the kangkong. (2017) Per Client, we need to cut the part with the baby. The baby is not on-brand. (2009) Okay, we can give you access to the fan page. But we can't give you access… Continue reading Things I Have Said In Meetings That Make No Sense To The Outside World – Part 1
February 2002 - In a cramped university office The faculty adviser was getting irritated. I'm not sure if it's because I came to the advisement session in white Birkenstocks and a sarong as a skirt. The summer was fast approaching. At the beginning of freshman year, my parents had let me choose my own major.… Continue reading On Getting What You Wished For (Part 2)
It was 839am when I awoke this morning. I rolled over, grabbed my phone, checked my email, then spent the next hour working while lying down. Ten years ago, I would have been ecstatic. Flashbacks are necessary at this point. June 2005 The alarm blares at exactly 6am, and I wake up overwhelmed with dread.… Continue reading On Getting What You Wished For
Full disclosure: I almost named this blog "Matutulog Ka Pa Ba, Ate?" I was reading Damn Good Advice by George Lois* the other day whilst plaintively nibbling on a cookie and it hit me: when was the last time I actually wrote something other than a social media update? A few years ago, I had… Continue reading What Am I Doing Up?