In the last few weeks, I’ve been immersing myself in writing through Write! – #CebuLitFest Writing Sessions, and spoken word shows, including Juan Miguel Severo in Cebu. There doesn’t seem to be anything like them—where you are encouraged to express your thoughts and share it with fellow introspective souls. Going to such sessions got the rusty cogs in my right brain to start turning again and those writing prompts got me to weave new stories, or old ones but written from a different point of view—some whimsical, some dark, but always a world to explore.
I admit it.
I am not really a bookworm.
I felt like an impostor when I brought my nine books to swap that day in Parkmall. I felt pretentious, looking through the selections available. I didn’t think I could finish reading the ten books I brought home.
“Wait a minute… ten? Don’t you mean nine?”
Many of us live in our own self-imposed bubble. We mingle, yet more often than not, establish no real connection. We see each other with our eyes, but not with our ears or heart. Perhaps some of us are in fact escapists–anchored to everyday routines but longing to experience something out of the ordinary.
“New Yorker in Tondo” used to be one of the selections for our Filipino class in school. Seeing it years later presented by Little Boy Productions brings new life to the classic play by Marcelino Agana Jr.
For locals who have never wandered beyond Visayan soil, stepping into Omelet Bistro and Restaurant is a chance to take a dip in international flavors.
We got a chance to sit down and talk to one of the most quirky people in Cebu. He also happens to be one heck of a film director! Meet Victor Villanueva.
Manny Osmeña – not a believer of trade secrets, added that when he starts to open his mouth, it becomes a runaway horse! His daughter beside him sheepishly affirmed.