The Brief: New York Cheesecake What I Submitted: New York Cheesecake with a Raspberry Coulis Client: (unresponsive) Client: Great! Let's make award-winning cheesecake. Client: (silently hands me Cheez Whiz and graham crackers) Client: I need it tomorrow ha.
June 2008 My uncle had already warned me about the city. On my first night, he pulled up a map on his computer. He explained the grid to me. "This is where you will go. I'm sorry I cannot take you there myself." I nodded calmly, silently overwhelmed by the task at hand. Before… Continue reading Bottle Me Up #1: Arrival
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?