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Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai: A Book Review

Arlene Chai is a Filipino-Chinese author who migrated to Australia during the political chaos in 1982. Due to her martial law experience, she is known for her skills in weaving the political problem in the Philippines to her fictions. 386 more words


America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan: A Book Review

In the midst of reading or right after you  ( Filipinos) have read it, you may conclude that Carlos Bulosan ‘s personal accounts of his childhood experiences as well as his abject misery in America appear to be OVER EXAGERRATED , or far from the reality. 519 more words


NPR: "Morally Messy Stories, Exquisitely Told, In Mia Alvar's 'In The Country'"

Great review of a collection of Philippine short stories.


[W]hat will make readers want to remain in the tired and sad company of Alvar’s workers and wanderers is her own gorgeous writing style.

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What Does It Mean to be Truly Loved?

by Mitch Tizon

Love. A four-letter word that inspires so many stories and raises just as many questions.

Have you ever been in love, so much so that you are willing to spend the rest of your life with one person? 445 more words


Remembering Dad Ed and Mom Edith --- literary parents and godparents

THE WRITING COUPLE Edith and Edilberto Tiempo. (Photo from Edith L. Tiempo’s Facebook account.)

It’s the height of the summer season, and in the literary circuit in the Philippines, all roads lead to the Silliman Workshop in Dumaguete City organized annually by the  1,956 more words

Edilberto Tiempo

Despedida: A Sexy Poem


“Love doesn’t exist; it calls things into existence.” – Peter Rollins

But what calls things into nonexistence?
Until now, even you had never
read the story I scrawled on… 239 more words

Pauline Lacanilao

Philippine Literature these days.

This is for all aspiring writer, published writer, self-published writer and online writers. I write because my mind told me so. Okay so let’s get started! 701 more words

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