I’m a lot of things, most of which happen in the dead of night. By day, I work in marketing (much of it in advertising). Come nightfall (and if I’m up to it, the wee hours of the morning) I become a meantime writer, translator, book collector, origami enthusiast, cake fiend, pro wrestling mark… you get the picture.
I’ve been blogging for over a decade now (you might consider me a “dinosaur” of sorts). Most people who have read my blog over the years would generally call me a “political blogger.” Along those lines, I won the 2009 Philippine Blog Award for Best Commentary Blog. However, I also explore other things like food, travel, books, entertainment, and I occasionally translate pop song lyrics. I have a bit of “literary cred” as a fellow for Creative Nonfiction in the Silliman University National Writers’ Workshop, but that was ages ago before work—and life, among other things—took over.
I don’t do brand PR or cover events or anything: most of the things in my blog are what people would consider “longform,” mostly because I find it easier to write a longer piece than a short one. For the most part, my blog is writing practice for public consumption.
Also: I love bookstores, jazz (not the smooth kind), owls, and spray cheese (it seems random, but in that particular order). The Sorting Hat places me in Ravenclaw House, although I much prefer hanging out in House Atreides. Or Lothlorien, whichever comes first.