This is my voice. This melancholic gratitude filled existential voice. I have a humorous voice too but. This voice is me and this is what I want to cultivate. And I kinda feel it more when I write in Filipino and when I write poetic prose and take photographs.
I want to write personal, honest, sincere, and earnest writings rather than authoritarian pieces. I need to be super clear about what I truly stand for and what I am doing to uphold what I stand for. I need to be true to myself. I need to be aligned. Learning how to better my life, bettering it, and sharing about this process is what I want to do—no, need to do.
I want to combine personal story, story-telling, and good research to try to create works that teach “values” in a subtle, facilitative way. I want to use the first person voice but I also want to demonstrate good research.
I like the write simple yet elegant sentences. Models:
- Ben Hewitt
- Rofel Brion
- aloof, measured, careful, deep, reverent
- Return to my eulogy for Rem: Kung natuloy sa pancitan - ang huling ala-ala ko kay Rem