Turning 24

It’s been a month and some change since I turned 24. It’s time to say thank you.

PIDC 2017

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we want it to. But maybe this is life’s way of questioning and reaffirming why we stay. This PIDC reminded me why I’m still (occasionally) here. Win or lose, it’s about appreciating reason above all –the challenge of new ways of thinking, the joy of meeting shamelessly novel…

Frustrations and questions: my MINT9 experience

In the end, the Manila Intervarsity has always been envisioned as a tournament that would bridge the gap between older and younger generations. Whatever the case, I feel like we did accomplish that in many respects. There’s nothing like trial by fire and injustice to light the passion and keep it burning.

pidc stream of consciousness

life update(s), ongoing all days thesis work is going slower than usual x 18 (and 17) apr i was talking to some debate friends yesterday, and we were reminiscing about previous rounds and tournaments. my greatest frustration persists. someone shares an interesting story, i ask more about it……. then they inform me that i was,…

Jari x 2015

Fifteen minutes to the new year. Time for a 2015 recap! People x Art x Travel x Advocacy x People This year, I learned that relationships don’t always have to be quick and intense, or (conversely) slow-burning and infrequent to be sustainable. I found my time occupied by new and old friends I somehow managed to not…

good morning

I’ve been spending many nights and many days in different places.


For posterity. A short record of debate hijinks, family bonding and sad sick time.

the ephemeral life

It was a quick affair. My darling mother asked, “what do you want?”. I said a bento box, please, ebi tempura. And in a blink of an eye all I had left was this: This says a lot more about my life than I would like. Fast, furious and quiet; burning moments that fly too…