What’s Your Talent: Rice & Rain by Romalyn Ante

Ever since declaring myself a writer, a poet, a literary artist, I’ve been on a search for Filipino art that’s being showcased in a foreign setting, preferably in English setting. The West End was once the home of Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones and Rachelle Ann Go for Miss Saigon’s 2014 production. When it comesContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Rice & Rain by Romalyn Ante”

What’s Your Talent: @BYPoets with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Rachel Long

I remember the first time I heard of the Barbican Young Poets. It was summer of 2014 and it’s been three years since I signed up for the mailing list for the Young Poets Network. Had I not scrolled down to the very bottom of the July 2014 email I might have never seen theContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: @BYPoets with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Rachel Long”

What’s Your Talent: Poetic Impact

There is always something beautiful in a group of artists collaborating to create something that not only showcases their talent but also works to support one another in growth in a fun and memorable way. Spearheaded by Theresa Lake, Furquan Soomro and fellow @BYPoets Celestina Rowaiye, Poetic Impact is a YouTube channel aiming to createContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Poetic Impact”

What’s Your Talent: Healing crystals with @TessHeaven

One of the many fun things crystal healing gets to do for me is to introduce me to like-minded people, people who I get to share the good vibes with and learn more positive things about the world from them, even if this means just talking online and over emails, like Etsy shop owner TessaContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Healing crystals with @TessHeaven”

What’s Your Talent: Bukambibig by Alton Melvar Madrid Dapanas

The present has never been a better time to be a Filipino writer, what with many talented and dedicated names working and writing hard to make sure they produce work that not only best express themselves but also represent the Filipino name in a very good light. There’s Reme Grefalda from LA-based zine Our OwnContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Bukambibig by Alton Melvar Madrid Dapanas”

What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack

2016 has been quite a fruitful year for me, poetry-wise. To date, I’ve had eleven poems published in six different journals and websites. And it’s not even half the year yet! As in the words of Josh Radnor’s 2010 film, happy, thank you, more, please. One of my 2016 publications include a spot on theContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack”

What’s Your Talent: Miss Saigon with @EvaNoblezada

I’m glad that in the future I get to say that I watched the West End revival of Miss Saigon three times after spending the first year of its existence in 2014 wanting and finding people to watch it with. Prior to Miss Saigon and listening to the 2012 Broadway recording of Once, I’m prettyContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Miss Saigon with @EvaNoblezada”

What’s Your Talent: “30 Days Dry” by Eric Shoemaker

I was still in my impromptu return to the Philippines when Kat Lahr, creative director of Thought Collection Publishing and someone whose vibes resonate with mine, emailed me, wondering if I’d be interested in editing and reviewing the first entry to the 30 Days… Challenge, with the summary of the poetry book floating around words likeContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: “30 Days Dry” by Eric Shoemaker”

What’s Your Talent: Thought Collection Publishing by Kat Lahr

Thought Notebook, in my opinion, is one of those literary journals that encapsulate spiritual literature, choosing to focus on the positive, the figurative and the soulful. It attempts to capture the essence of fate and destiny in a justified way without compromising its ability to connect with its audiences. It doesn’t really focus on darkerContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Thought Collection Publishing by Kat Lahr”