Other than journalism, Philippine pop culture and Tagalog language are among my areas of expertise. For my professional background, please see my curriculum vitae.
I love sweet food, and I read books on Philippine politics and history as well as those on technology and religion.
I’m a pack rat — I collect not just books, magazines, letters, and mugs, but also different kind of cards: post cards, business cards, used call cards, expired ATM cards, and even promotional pocket calendars.
I’ve never left cyberspace since I was introduced to it during my college days at the University of the Philippines, where I experimented with online campus journalism and started creating websites. I also love to write, so I founded Tinig.com and invited my friends to join me in expressing our thoughts online. I’ve been blogging in Filipino and English since late 2001. In 2003, I formed an online group of young Filipinos opposed to the war in Iraq. I also have accounts on most of today’s popular online social networking sites.
I used to say my dreams come in html format, and they now stream in many other file types.