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The Common

Forthcoming. Salamisim, a vignette about my 9-year-old self preparing for a piano competition. The title refers to a piece by Philippine National Artist Antonino Buenaventura.

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Vol. 4, Issue 1. Personal essay about living in rural Pennsylvania and the region's geology and history, with forays into Philippine mythology, culture, and colonial history. In the audio, I read my own work and play my composition Boat Song.


Print ed., Volume 98. Longform essay investigating the quirks of the Filipino language in equal parts humor and tragedy, from A to Z.


Shortlisted for Fiction, out of almost 1200 entries.


1 of 4 finalists in Nonfiction for Learning Filipino, out of 1200+ entries. Ninth Letter editor Philip Graham called it "a tour de force, wrought with irony, bitterness and humor."


Issue 6: 2023. Personal essay exploring home and dislocation through the life of my orchids. 

Essay anthology on rural Pennsylvania (Bucknell University Press)

Forthcoming, 2024. Featuring my personal essay Elements.

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