I HAVE no particular affection for the Japanese, since I was alive during the war when they were at their worst behavior. I have only one Japanese friend, Shoko Matsumoto, who is a lighting designer and has devoted most of her professional life trying to make such a calling viable for Filipinos.
You would not imagine that inside the car exchange dealership compound Auto Camp (Ortigas Avenue Extension, Pasig, across The Medical City) is a bar and grill joint called Ang Pulo.
IN EMBRACING LIFE, one needs to fuel desires and conquer challenges. Life, as we all know it, is too short to pass on chances to experience what the world has to offer.
I began an intimate relationship with an office mate of mine six years ago. I was single at the time, but he was already engaged to his girlfriend of two years. The two of us together was out of the question. He’s Chinese and I am Pinay. He said if only things were different, he could be with me.
As I write this, I’m in a state of in-betweens. I’m in between moving jobs, from doing part-time and freelance work, to now, at the cusp of hitting my second adulthood, going back into full-time work. In the same breath, I’m in the midst of moving homes, from living in the suburbs, to right smack in the urban zone. In many ways it feels like a new beginning, and rather than stress myself out, I’m trying to enjoy every moment of this major transition.