Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’

Story and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez Death crept in the cramped space where we hid for days. The air reeked of sadness. I stared at the only access for relief, an aperture cracked open by shrapnel during the last barrage. A gentle pacific wind seeped in, its tail uncovering a majestic masterpiece—the sky’s wispy and…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: Philippine Arts and Literature

by Bryan Meniado Life continues to be difficult for everyone because of the pandemic. With the prolonged quarantine, we remain  physically and socially isolated from our loved ones and friends. We can no longer shake hands, hug, or beso with ease like we used to do. Our lives have shifted to this normal of physical…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wise…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘In His Universe’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! In celebration of National Arts Month and the month of love, our resident @komikninja talks about In His Universe by Chocnut-san, a comics about an unrequited love being reciprocated in an alternate universe. Check out the video below, and remember to follow @komikninja on Instagram, and subscribe…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘EDSA’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing this one-shot comic titled EDSA: Paano Ginagawa ang Isang Bayani? by Randy Valiente and illustrated by Mel Casipit, recommended as always by our resident our resident @komikninja. This komiks, by the way, is around 11 years old (!) but once you get into…More

Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado THE STORY A daring but necessary insight into themes of longing, home, bullying, loneliness, and mental health, I Must Belong Somewhere is a silver lining for anyone struggling. With her third poetry collection, I Must Belong Somewhere, acclaimed writer Dawn Lanuza is returning to her most popular literary platform. Written during her year of rest and…More