I’m 31 and I’m in the Mamaland…the Philippines!

It’s been a blend of family time, chillin’ out, and digging deeper into our history/roots…

The trip reaffirms why I became a writer in the first place. To document, to observe, to learn and to render, to put down on paper visions/feelings/sensations that just need to be let free. To manifest the felt into something tangible. To pass along.

I’m grateful for all of the blessings I’ve had over the past 3 decades…including your presence as my supporters and my community. Ang pamilya ko!

For the New Year…wishing you vision and strength…knowing that you are held by the ancestors and the ones who have yet to follow.

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanngalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan” – “He who does not know where he came from will never arrive at his destination.” – Jose Rizal, Filipino hero-poet

“The greatest agony is bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou