Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why I Love Being Married Reason #11

My wife prepares my school lunches. Today's menu: fresh garden salad. Of course, it helps if your spouse is a regular Martha Stewart. Your mileage may vary.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Poem: Scar

Something I wrote for a writing exercise during the Ateneo de Davao Writers Workshop.

Her nest of wounds
caught in a web of lines
that span her once proud face

Sometimes late at night
when she remembers
the spiderlings hatch
and weave new homes
of most intricate lace.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bug on bulb

Being neither botanist nor entomologist, I can't identify the plant or the insect. Still made for an interesting shot. Taken at Forest Camp in Valencia, Negros Oriental.

Spider web

Taken at Forest Camp, Valencia.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I'm curious as to how Camping and followers will rationalize The End of the World that didn't come. They really should take a page from the scientists and predict an end 20 Years From Now.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Book launch

We will launch the Davao Writers Guild's two latest books, "The Best of Dagmay" and "Fractional Lives" on May 28, 2011, Saturday, at 3:00PM at Ateneo de Davao University.

To indicate your participation in the book launch, please sign up at our confirmation page.

"Fractional Lives" is a collection of Margarita Marfori's short fiction. The collection spans her writing career, dating back to her first published story in 1995 to new previously unpublished fiction. Marfori's quiet, emotional stories reveal vulnerable characters struggling with alienation and personal anguish.

"The Best of Dagmay" is an anthology of the best works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama appearing between 2007 and 2009 in Dagmay, the weekly literary journal of the Davao Writers Guild. Appearing as a weekly insert and online, Dagmay has published works from hundreds of Mindanao writers. This book compiles 97 pieces from 77 young authors. Below is the table of contents of "The Best of Dagmay":