Category: Publication

In Case You Missed Them ….

I have been in a deep, dark and murderous place these past weeks – as author and writer, and thoroughly enjoying myself with the latest project of Marie Balustrade. If you didn´t catch the first three short story sets, as they emerged one scheming chapter after the other, you can curl up on your favourite

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FB: divergence

Three years ago, upon my arrival in Berlin, one of the things I chose to do to mark the beginning a new phase in my life was to join Facebook, after many years of lagging behind my entire social circle and dragging my feet about signing up. I figured it would be a viable platform

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A new (b)low for freedom of the press in the Philippines

I woke up to the following headlines this morning and almost feel out of bed: The Guardian: Journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of ‘cyberlibel’ in Philippines Aljazeera: Maria Ressa found guilty in blow to Philippines’ press freedom BBC: Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel The New York Times: Maria Ressa, Crusading Journalist,

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Remember the Seniors

During these turbulent times of lockdown and quarantine, the frontliners and the senior citizens are foremost on my mind. As Berlin takes tentative steps in Phase 2 of lifting the restrictions, people are trying to come to terms with the new routines and social norms. The concept that we can never return to the way

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Six Years Ago

“The smile is a very important feature of the human face… I feel that a genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives. How one creates that smile largely depends on one’s own attitude. It is illogical to expect smiles from others if one does not smile oneself. Therefore, one can see that

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Exploring The Darkness (Noir Photography)

Noir photography, or Film Noir Photography is a genre that I always considered best left to those who have the skills to do it. First of all, I never had a mentor to take me by the hand and show me ropes for this particular genre, so whatever I have churned out in the past

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Hit The Ground Running – Why Not?

 “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Happy New Decade Everyone! I desperately needed a few days away from blogging in the new year, simply because I was swamped

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End-of-the-year Decluttering

The last three days have been dedicated to decluttering, beginning with the closet. One of the advantages of moving from one country to another so often is that you are forced to sort through your things on a regular basis and discard what is no longer needed, has been outgrown, or was just wasting away

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To Like No More

I admit, the title leaves a lot to be desired grammatically, but considering that the issue is about social media and the dreadful “Like” culture, I saw no way around it. The news today that jumped out at me is that Instagram and Facebook are in the process of testing the social media platforms in

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Silver linings

There are people who look up at gathering clouds and will rush to seek cover or lament not having an umbrella with them. A lesson in cowardice. Then there are others who won’t even feel the rain or twitch to the wind when it arrives. A lesson in isolationism. At a time when things seem

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