Reading List: Life-Changing Books on Creativity

Let’s face it, there are plenty of things that hinder us from being creative: practicality, financial security, equipment, an 8-hour desk job, unsupportive peers, and the list goes on. In truth, all are fairly reasonable. However, a life without creativity produces discontent. But please, before anything else, don’t limit creativity to what we call “the arts.” As […]

Reading List: The Little Book of Skin Care

I was (am) in my early 20s, still using the classic Pond’s Cold Cream to remove make-up, a generic Western facial wash that stripped my skin of moisture, and a harsh alcohol-based toner – masabi lang na I was doing something for my skin. I was clueless, hoarding the latest in beauty knowing I can cover up my skin […]

Big Magic: Lessons on Creativity

On my first year of full-fledged employment, I hardly did anything creative. I was – I still am – a photographer for a television network working a 9-hour job. I did not bother to stray, explore, and create (more). I was exhausted. I resisted the tug of Divinity to bring me to higher places. More […]

#Bestof2015: Literature

It is officially 2016, my friends. I am sitting on a wooden high stool with my faithful 3-in-1 coffee, loudly typing – currently obsessed with my salmon-colored nails – and listening to Rudimental’s We the Generation, surrounded by family, completely oblivious to their topic of conversation. 2015 was, again, a spectacular year for literature. I […]

The Year of Literature

2015 was personally an incredible year for literature. My Goodreads account has never been more (ab)used. I discovered the enamoring world of graphic novels – many thanks to the fiercely beautiful and thought-provoking Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. I was acquainted with the works of Adrian Tomine, Emily Carroll, and Daniel Clowes, to name […]

PUSH by BJ Pascual

I was 15 when I found out who BJ Pascual was. I was in high school spending lunch breaks inside the library with ragged, old books and some days, my (Nylon, Dazed and Confused, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, and Girlfriend) magazines. I bought them with my allowance at the neighborhood Book Sale. I had very few […]