Snapshots: Art Fair Philippines 2016

My favorite works from this year's Art Fair run

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Me, 2015

My 2015 was crazy. But in a very, very good way.

Survive the holidays – twists to tried and tested tips

Updated ways to deal with your Christmas list, your budget, kids, and more

Lose it, all, right away

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. . .  Something more will [...]

As if it were already here

vmagazine: AS IF IT WERE ALREADY HERE, BOSTON, MA 2015 “A monumental, aerial sculpture is suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway from May through October 2015 as the signature contemporary art installation in the Greenway Conservancy’s Public Art Program.  Artist Janet Echelman has joined forces with global design firm Arup to create this sculpture, which [...]

I like the buzz and debate that surrounded the publication of this novel. Here’s my pithy take: Watchman hasn’t necessarily ruined Mockingbird for me. Clearly, it was an earlier version of Mockingbird, not a sequel. It was not supposed to see the light of day. That said, setting aside the knavish context of its “discovery” [...]

Blue Nights, Joan Didion

"Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember." "When we talk about mortality we are talking  about our children. I said that." "When we lose that sense of the possible we lose it fast." Posted from WordPress for Android

15 Thoughts since I started reading on a Kindle Voyage

I bought a Kindle recently. That's what's been up. I haven't been growing or saving up and I'm still spending scarily huge amounts of money but – tadaaaaaaaa – I've been diving back into serious reading and getting better mornings and stuff because of it again. Reading long-form is helping my mind ease off short-form, [...]

On Lipstick

A girl’s happiness can be dependent on the most elusive things like physical or spiritual satisfaction. But it can also be immensely found on simple things like getting a lip color that she really, really, really loved, lost, and somehow got back again. What would propel a girl with a dangerous salary state to spend [...]

AG Saño: A Colorful World

Note: This article appeared on Rappler.com last October 2013. I wrote it as part of a series of profiles for the Do More Awards. AG Saño is known as the Dolphin Guy - the artist responsible for some of the most ubiquitous street murals in the Philippines. These murals are not just beautiful, larger-than-life images of dolphins, [...]