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In Uncategorized on August 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm

From here on, this will be a log of the progress of novel number 3.

(For the record, novel number 1 is in the sock drawer as the world is not yet ready for it, and novel number 2 is that Palanca winner.)


Today, the title came.

The actual title and not a stand-in or a project name.

Tomorrow, more notes on the bond paper and on the moleskin and on the iA Writer app on the iPhone.

This novel will be done by around February 2018.

It’s nice to be back.


In Uncategorized on February 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

A long weekend of spring weather. 60s yesterday and today although it might hit low 50s tomorrow. Everyone is in sweaters instead of coats and the daring went with shorts and sleeveless. I most certainly believe a few could be seen sunbathing in Central Park in their bras and panties (swimsuits are still in storage or has been thrown out last year).

Fake spring but I will have it. Waking up to the sound of birdsong is great. The avian residents of the trees by our street have returned and has been loud by around 6 AM this past two days.


I am still waiting for news from my latest submissions.


If you think US Politics could not go any better, just you wait.


We’ve seen the Oscar-nominated live action shorts and my favorite was from Spain titled “Timecode”. Also, if it were up to me, the best film should be “Lion”. Or “Arrival” if it’s in the running. The best foreign film should be Toni Erdmann. But then again…


Time to write and do this laundry.



In Uncategorized on February 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

So. I ordered more books.

• Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

• The Saint of Incipient Insanities by Elif Shafak

• Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

• Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

• Dear Sweet Filthy World by Caitlin R. Kiernan


The world is still turning to shit. No one knows how to react. In the meantime, dictatorship third-world style is unfolding right before our very eyes.