Comics Submission: ‘STET’ #5

by Sahara Suerte stet verb : to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer’s proof) by annotating usually with the word stet (Merriam-Webster) HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To be continued…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo

by Elaine Zapanta and Rae Today is a pretty magical day as I’m doing a makeup look based on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I’m doing it with the person who introduced me to the KonMari technique, Rae of Scatterbraintures! Rae does a lot of extensively-researched beauty-related posts such as product reviews, comparative reviewsContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo”

Crossed Wires: Readership

by Wina Puangco Okay, okay, so I know I said we would be talking about comics this week, but it will have to wait. I have a special post in store for you all, with a special guest, so stay tuned for that. For now, I thought we would discuss something a little more general—and also quiteContinue reading “Crossed Wires: Readership”

Ink Blots: ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’ by Sylvia Plath

by Kariza Montealegre Last time, I wrote about a piece in line with Mental Health Day. Today, I’m sharing a poem on madness from a poet who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression and eventually committed suicide—Sylvia Plath. It’s also the birth anniversary of this literary genius this month, so it seems like the perfect timeContinue reading “Ink Blots: ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’ by Sylvia Plath”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Pangkat Papaya’ by Xi Zuq with Al Estrella

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY APOKOPO APANG HAPARIPI SAPA IPISKUPUL. Ito ang secret code na nakita ni Andro sa poster para sa Clubs Day ng kanilang paaralan. Akala niya magagawa niyang tuklasin ito kasama si Miyo. Na dapat ay kasama din niya sa paghahanda ng booth nila sa Comics Club. Pero parang may iba kay Miyo,Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Pangkat Papaya’ by Xi Zuq with Al Estrella”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I first saw Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas on Instagram. I remember feeling desperate for a copy. One, that lovely cover. Two, that lovely cover. Yes. I initially didn’t care what the book was about; the superficial book cover judge in me just wanted a copy. THE STORY When Gianna wakes upContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas”

Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Kat Arcanghel has just turned 18 and she feels that it is the right time to fall in love. She finds herself falling for Alech Crisologo, but she has always thought of herself as adeviant/rebel and there’s nothing more mainstream than crushing on the guy that everybody loves, thus sheContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova”

Ink Blots: ‘The Madness Vase’ by Andrea Gibson

by Kariza Montealegre Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and various discussions on suicide prevention have been initiated. With 800,000 lives taken every year because of suicide, it is indeed important to raise awareness on the matter. And today, I would like to share a poem that touches on such subject. Today’s piece is from theContinue reading “Ink Blots: ‘The Madness Vase’ by Andrea Gibson”

5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)

by Jess Dimayuga Have you tried typing “guys reading” on Google? These are the top three results: guysread.com guysread.com/books The “official” Instagram account for @hotdudesreading And this was what greeted me when I clicked on the first hit: “Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No oneContinue reading “5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Moira just wants a normal life for her daughter, Penelope. And sometimes, it seems like she has achieved it. Penelope is a sweet, smart, and precocious four-year-old girl. However, she is also the product of Moira’s affair with an angel. Her parentage gives Penelope strength far beyond what any child shouldContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson”