Category Archives: Literary

My updated reading list

Earlier this year, I compiled a list of the year’s reading up until that point. Since that post in early June, I have normed a further five books (all fiction). I will order the texts from the first to the … Continue reading

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The interpreter of dreams

Have you been dreaming? It’s hard to believe this but even Hannibal Lecter succumbs to the subconscious. Meanwhile, I’ve been dreaming a lot, which is nothing new. The recurrent theme of my dreams in recent months is that I try … Continue reading

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The Last Suffer

This is not a rant. What would you feel, to have a thorn stuck on your throat? That thorn has been there all year yet nothing seems to get it unstuck As Rizal once wrote, ‘Ang lipunan ay may cancer’ … Continue reading

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Being Donald Trump

Note: The cult favourite, Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, has inspired the title of this post. More on that later. I was at my chiropractor the other day when we discussed the Emmy’s. I learned that … Continue reading

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Chinese dating

It’s one of the more talked about Chinese shows around, with over 50 million viewers tuning in each week. Add to that a massive online following, and it’s no wonder this programme is being touted as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. In … Continue reading

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‘Manok’

Note: For a change, I’ll write this post in Filipino (with just a hint of English) Naging guro ko siya sa Accounting noong nasa Pinas pa ako. Mahirap siyang makalimutan. Mahilig siyang gumamit ng ‘Yudi pungal’. Minsan naalala ko na … Continue reading

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Ooh, Harry!

About ten years have passed since the release of the last Harry Potter book. The Deathly Hallows, the seventh instalment in the series, hit bookshelves on 21 July, 2007. Pottermania truly took over then, with Harry Potter 5 (the movie) … Continue reading

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