The Filipino Physio

We sip our Red Horse beers at a bar in Puerto Princesa. A cover band plays, and the lead singer is a fair skinned, willowy Filipina with flowing black hair in tight, white mini shorts. She sings with an American accent. The crowd, seated around dozens of wooden circular tables, seem reluctant. It’s too early, […]

The Filipino College Student

Jeepneys howled by, providing movement to the dry, torpid air. I was sitting on some stairs, outside an LRT station in downtown manila. I lit a cigarette and soaked in the environment, while I waited for a guy I met on Grindr. Earlier today, I spent three hours exploring Divisoria, a massive area of markets […]