[re-sched] #Bahaghari – Pride Lit Open Mic!

In celebration of Pride Month, Pride Lit will be hosting #Bahaghari, their first ever poetry and spoken word open mic on June 26, Wednesday June 28, Friday @ 3 pm.

This event will be held at the JRich Corporate Center located at
Tomas Morato Ave., G/F, Alfredo’s Building, Quezon City, Philippines 1103.

This event will be held at the The Roxy Events Place and Party Venue located at Tomas Morato Ave., G/F, Alfredo’s Building, Quezon City, Philippines 1103.

Slots are LIMITED and interested performers are encouraged to register ASAP by messaging the Pride Lit Facebook page.

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image credit: Pride Lit

Please direct all inquiries to the original Facebook post and blog post.

Pride Lit is an imprint of Precious Pages Corporation that caters to stories written in popular Tagalog about the loves, lives, and struggles of members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines. Click here to check out their catalog and follow their Facebook page to stay updated on future releases and events.


Balai Ma-Yi Cafe Turns One!

Balai Ma-Yi Cafe in Tagaytay City, Philippines is celebrating their first year with these upcoming events.

May 20 – Tagaytay Photowalk Workshop for Teens (Batch 1)
May 25 – Pasalidahay goes to Tagaytay
May 26 – Tagaytay Photowalk Workshop for Teens (Batch 2)
May 27 – Baybayin (Phils Ancient Script) Workshop (Batch 1)
May 31 – Baybayin (Phils Ancient Script) Workshop (Batch 2)

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Check out the original Facebook post for more information.
Please send all inquiries to the numbers provided and/or the original post.
Also, follow Balai Ma-Yi Cafe’s Facebook page to stay updated on their future events.

Additionally, Balai Ma-Yi Cafe has also teamed up with Pasalidahay and Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festival to bring nine (9) award-winning films from Mindanao and Calabarzon to the Pasalidahay goes to Tagaytay event happening on May 25, Saturday @ 6PM.

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Check out the Facebook event page for more details.
This event is FREE but with LIMITED SLOTS so RSVP is a MUST!

Balai Ma-Yi (formerly known as Java Jazz) is a Cafe/Resto/Bed-and-Breakfast/Art Gallery located at 442 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines. Click here for detailed instructions on how to get there.

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IBMC #10: The Happiness Challenge

Day 10! 😊

The Challenge

Welcome to the last task. This one is pretty easy!
“Happiness is … ”
Complete the sentence and grow it. Keep it a maximum of five hundred words or less.


happiness is now
and all the pasts that matter
for prime tomorrows.


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IBMC #09: The Be a Baby Challenge

Day 9! 😊

The Challenge

As a baby everything around is new to them. They slowly learn things by keenly observing how each and everything is done. It’s a pleasure to watch a baby learn new things. They learn that they need to cry to get something. They learn that they need to put forward their hands to reach out for something. Many such slow incremental things accumulate in order.

Now the task is if you were to see something with a fresh new perspective, what would be it? Give a baby step to something and explore this new perception and dimension with your engaging thoughts. You can give a fresh meaning to a new word, sentence, concept or anything weird or meaningful.


I absolutely have no memory of when I was a baby and have always been amazed at people who can actually recall bits and pieces of their lives from when they were in their mothers’ wombs.

How cool would it be if I had just one memory I could dig up and associate with my diaper days? How dark was my mother’s womb? How cold was it in there? Could I have been traumatized in any way while I was there that I ended up being so claustrophobic now?

Can the baby inside a womb feel anything at all? When does a baby acquire a soul? What kind of thoughts could be running through their heads? Do they dream? Do they even try to open their mouths and speak? And if they do, what could they be trying to say?

If I were a baby in my mother’s womb and is currently trying to make sense of the world around me, I’d probably hurt myself wondering why I even needed to leave such a warm and comfortable place to begin with. Why can’t babies just stay in their mothers’ wombs forever? Why do we even have to exist and live in such a dangerous world only to die and repeat the same cycle over and over again?

Then again, is reincarnation even real? And if so, do we find ourselves in our new mother’s womb and feel like we’ve been there before, or do different wombs have different atmospheres to them?

Who knew being a baby can be so complicated?

tl;dr ~ I learned nothing of importance. 🤔😝😂


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IBMC #08: The Nursery Rhyme Challenge

Day 8! 😊

The Challenge

You are going to enjoy this. You will pick a nursery rhyme and make a new interpretation of it. You are free to make edits to that rhyme and then give an interpretation. The only ultimate restriction is that there has to be rhyme and a new context to it. Let your imaginations flow.


Inspired by “Humpty Dumpty”

curious kitty is stuck in a hole,
curious kitty had a great crawl;
all of mom’s homies, and all of dad’s crew
couldn’t pull kitty out of the loo.

Disclaimer: No actual kitty was hurt in the making of this rhyme. 





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IBMC #07: The News and Paper Challenge

Day 7! 😊

The Challenge

You are going to pick up a news paper article. Either online or take a snapshot from the hard copy paper. Use appropriate reference for the article you have used. You need to debate and discuss your view points on the selected article. How best can you do? You can pick up any category like general, politics, entertainment, etc. Even guest columns are very much appreciated.


Screenshot of article from The DailyNet. Click image to open article.

Although I like reading this type of articles, it doesn’t mean I completely put my faith in what they have to say. They may be accurate for some, but completely rubbish for others.

Then again, could this really be the case? Or is it only because we often refuse to acknowledge the negative parts of ourselves that we end up scoffing at these studies before actually giving them a chance?

I personally find that some of the things this particular article says about how I make a fist are on point, while some just misses me by a mile. But it’s okay. The stuffs that aren’t true for me may be true for others, while the ones that are so-me may not make sense for them.

Aside from affirming my own weird behaviors (😂), I find good use for these articles whenever I work on getting to know the characters in the story I happen to be working on at any given moment. I get to give them tics that not only add dimension to their personalities, but also help me keep their behaviors consistent.

So, how do you make a fist? 👊


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IBMC #03: Risk for a Random Challenge

Day 3! 😊

The Challenge

It’s a challenge to see how random can you be. Write ten sentences where there is no connection to each other. Go as random as you can get. Show the creativity in the paragraph and surprise the reader. The story sure need not make any sense. But must sure give a laugh to the reader.


A dumbass is coughing up 10 random loonies from her bin.
Doesn’t that cloud look like a marshmallow in heat?
Hoping to break boundaries, he farted and said, “Hi.”
Cats are reptiles that earned their fur in an evolutionary battle with roaches.
Why are chocolate spreads so expensive?
Wouldn’t you just love to eat pizza in space?
She looks at him like she has eyes on her butt.
The monkeys lost their marbles to the sea.
Hiccups are secrets left unsaid.
If we were hatched from eggs, wouldn’t we be a better species?


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IBMC #01: Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

In the next 10 days, I will be taking on the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge (IBMC)! 😊

The Challenge

Write a paragraph of 100 words (around and approximate) by selecting any of the below mentioned topics. Feel free to pick the one of your choice. The paragraph has to explain your perspectives on the mentioned topic.

The writing should not be indented to more than one paragraph. After writing the paragraph, write a one line summary that captures the gist of what you want to say.


The Cool and the Fool

What does it take to be cool? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? For me, beauty hardly even matters, especially when I am already busy laughing at a stranger’s damn-if-I-care antics, or admiring a real trooper’s unbounded courage, their resilient will to embrace their own truths. The world needs to ease up on all these set standards dividing people into the “cool” and “uncool” crowds. A person doesn’t have to try too hard to be perfect. If I end up being labeled a fool for being myself, then so be it. Live to please nobody but yourself.

tl;dr ~ Be cool, be fool.



Television Original Anime Opens Worldwide Singing Voice Auditions

Are you a female anime fan, under 25 y/o, who loves to sing and can hit those notes in native-level English?

You might want to check this out: http://carolandtuesday.com/index_en.html

It’s for an upcoming television original anime to be directed by Shinichirō Watanabe of “Cowboy Bebop” fame.

Audition period is only until April 25 – Japan Time. 😊

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Image credit: Carol & Tuesday Official Site

Hand Drawn Logo

I’ve been thinking of getting a personal logo done for a while now. And when I found the perfect designer for the image I had in mind, I immediately went ahead and requested for this.

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This logo turned out even prettier than I can ever hope to imagine.

If you want to have a simple, feminine and hand drawn logo done for your personal or business use, check out stevanzivkovic’s gig on FIVERR.


Note: FIVERR is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 (+$1 service fee) per job performed, hence the name. The site is primarily used by freelancers to offer a variety of services to customers worldwide. [Source: Wikipedia]