I just came out to my mom… Whew… It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I expected any of the following: 1. Being disowned. 2. A massive melodramatic scene straight out of a soap or teleserye where I would be a. shouted at, b. slapped, c. grabbed by the hair and d. […]Read More Came out to my mom…
It is hard to describe what I am feeling right now. I should be excited to go back home. I should be excited to see family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers. I should be excited to see familiar sights and smells, familiar haunts and tambayans (hang-outs), familiar anything. But all I can feel now is a mix […]Read More Friday: Last night in London – central London one more time
6:00 pm – Watching “Valley of Flowers” and “Martyrs” simultaneously. Common denominator: Mylene Jampanoi. 🙂 Though liked “The Chinese Botanist’s Daughter”, did not really like it enough to keep watching it again, but did like Mylene Jampanoi and Xiao Ran Li. 8:00 pm – “Valley of Flowers” looks like a classic Asian B-movie film,but I […]Read More Thursday: Discovering “Martyrs” with two more days to go in London…
I hate goodbyes. I’ve always hated goodbyes. When I left my hometown to come to London, I did not even say goodbye to a number of people. When friends leave for overseas, I do not go to bid them goodbye. Today I did not go to Oxfam. I had a headache and I felt some […]Read More Wednesday: 3 more days to go…
Woke up from a freaking bad dream that involves a murder, being kidnapped and being held captive in a house. Is this what happens when you are stressed and about to go back to your home country? Five more days! Argh!Read More Countdown: 5 days to go!
Sunday. Woke up today to realize I only have 6 days in London. I think I’m going to panic now. Aaaaaiiiiieeeee! Choice quotes I like: “When the wind stops blowing, start rowing.” ” And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to […]Read More Countdown: 6 Days! OMG!
I have packed everything now save what is on my back. I thus have no bed sheet, no pillows, no blankets, no kitchen utensils, no pots and pans to cook in. I have thus resorted to covering myself with the mattress and sleeping on the carpet to keep myself warm. I have resorted to eating […]Read More 7 days….!
Episode 12 Wow. Just wow. Didn’t see the twists in this episode coming. It’s been a few days now since John Wakefield has started wreaking havoc in “Murder Island”. Everyone is either dead or waiting to die. Everyone looks puffy-eyed, tired, grimy, filthy and unwashed. I feel like hosing everyone down with extra-strength soap. John […]Read More Retro-recap: Harper’s Island, Episode 12 & 13 (finale) – Abby Mills, I’ve missed you!
Never exceed the use-by date. Always check the use-by date. You can only eat so many burgers. You can only eat so much sardines and beans. Cooking is easy. To figure out. If you put your mind to it. You just hope for the best. The microwave is your best friend. Never leave home without […]Read More Life Lessons learned while living in London
Busy reconnecting with people back home so I don’t feel much of an outsider when I get back. Emailed former editor, former boss, friends, family, even acquaintances I met in lesbian and gay conferences ages ago! 🙂 At the same time, I am getting people’s emails here as well, just so I can easily transition […]Read More Wednesdays at Oxfam