Johnny’s handwriting. :)
“Solaris”, Stanisław Lem / Konstanty Sopocko
The story was first told by a friend. Then I heard the audiobook version. Then I read the novel. In all ways of storytelling, Solaris haunted and knocked my brains out. It is heavy with emotions and questions that I couldn’t hold them out in one sitting (had to listen to the audio for days. also had to read the thin book for days).
Whenever I want to feel human, I must read Lem.
The girls of Game of Thrones
The journey began here.
I will never forget and regret the day that I took this photo because
1. the place is so majestic, I actually thought that I could die there and be happy
2. I ate my words in 1 and prayed for Mother Nature not to eat me yet because I want to do more for her.
(Source: catastrophi-c, via californiawave)
Calamansi Sherbet at Cafeno
San Juan, Batangas
(So refreshing and unique. I miss it.)
Nakakalungkot na sa pagkamatay ni Miss Tejada, pasahan pa rin ng sisi ang nangyayari. Bakit hindi maging ugali rito sa bansang ito na umako ng kasalanan?
Kung aakuin ng mga magulang na may pagkakamali sila, gagalingan pa nila ang pagiging magulang nila sa iba pa nilang mga anak, at gagawin nila lahat ng makakaya nila para hindi na muling mangyari na may magpapakamatay ulit sa kanilang mga anak.
Kung aakuin ng UP na may pagkakamali sa STFAP, aayusin nila ito, para wala na silang i-forced LOA. Gagawin nilang goal na lahat ng estudyante ay gugustuhing magpabracket sa STFAP dahil mas mumura ang babayaran nila.
Kung aakuin ng gobyerno na may pagkakamali sila sa budget allocation, na kulang na kulang ang budget sa edukasyon na kailangan para unti-unting umunlad ang bayang gaya ng atin, gagawan nila ng paraan para magkapera sa edukasyon.
Hindi ba nila maako ang kasalanan dahil ayaw nilang gumalaw at gumawa ng solusyon?
Hindi naman sana ganoon.
I am happy with my company when I’m taking (and editing) pictures , and when I’m reading interesting books (and ideas).
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman
Received my ARC today. This looks like an excellent collection.
Stories include selections from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, and some other classic authors, but there are also stories by Nalo Hopkinson, Megan Kurashige, Nnedi Okorafor, and E. Lily Yu. The only way I could possibly be more excited to read this would be if there was also an N.K. Jemisin story.
While the male authors picked are all white dudes, I actually kind of like the way that works out. Many of the stories by men in this collection are by guys who are dead, and if this was someone’s only exposure to fantasy I think one would have to draw the conclusion that white men are the history of the genre and that the future of fantasy storytelling is represented by a fairly diverse group of women.
I’m really proud of this collection. And I don’t think that would be a particularly wrong-headed conclusion, either.
Puzzled to learn that Samuel R. Delany, aka Chip Delany to his friends, whose story ‘Prismatica’ I reprint in Unnatural Creatures for the first time in 35 years, is now thought of as a white dude, though. He does have a long white beard.
This is what Chip Delany looked like before he had a long white beard:
I NEED THIS.
Saan ba madaming pera?