Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


i am so tired. have not written a decent page since january. task 1 report is on hold. task 2 report still unread. the TOR for SVA not reviewed. and there is the mitigation plan breathing down my neck.

and when i'm tired, i relax like this. from one point to another every travel day, i look out the window and count the houses with porches, porches with no people on it. i stare out and take solace from scenery, getting familiar and familiar each day on travel.

now in this hotel room, i have been lounging since 5pm. i wanted to prepare the TOR, read through the 2011 social equity analysis, but my mind is too tired. so i watched this salsa movie or how a fat man bullied at work and by life, found his heart through dance. and i wonder when i can get back to my hobbies again, self-defense martial arts of the Filipinos. with so much to do, i lose track of time.

and so in between work time, i fly in and out of it. just done with the fgds and the dialogues. i will stare and do nothing again.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Barefoot Beauty

Shoeless in Rina's beach wedding.

All prepped up. In blue dress and gold flecked heels.

Lamai Beach

Yaman and I at the beach of Lamai, Koh Samui, Thailand.