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Pre-order your World Domination shirts today

January 15, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Clothing, World Domination Update 2 Comments →

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The World Domination shirts have arrived, and will soon be available at our online store. The first edition says “You can’t rule the world if you can’t decide what to order”, and is dedicated to highly opinionated people who don’t understand “option paralysis”.

Our shirts are manufactured right in the nexus of World Domination, the Philippines. Made of durable, stretchable, color-fast 100 percent cotton with satin or mesh accents, they are understated but unmistakable.

World Domination shirts come in three colors: black with green satin accent, neon fuchsia with navy satin, and blue-violet with beige mesh. We have them in girls’ sizes, Small, Medium and Large.

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Each shirt costs Php299, and there’s a charge of about Php60 (we’ll check) for deliveries.

Be the first to stand up for World Domination. Pre-order your shirts today by emailing with your details: color/s, size/s, and delivery address. Our elves will get back to you as soon as the online store opens.

We are not on Twitter.

December 03, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Cats, Technology 3 Comments →

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This site has a Facebook page maintained by our friends at Fuentes Manila.

We are antisocial.

In case there is any confusion.

Don’t Be A Writer: We’re doing a series of talks at Ayala Museum in 2014.

December 03, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books, Projects, Television 11 Comments →

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In 2014 we’re giving a series of talks at the Ayala Museum. The talks will be held on three Saturday afternoons at 3pm and are open to the public. Admission is Php350 (to be confirmed); the price includes an exclusive e-book (with a print on demand option). Each talk will be followed by an open forum, merienda, and book-signing. Obviously we can’t sign e-books so we’ll put the download code on a specially-designed card or notebook.

7 June 2014: Don’t Be A Writer. The hazards of the writing life, the perils of the profession, things we wish we’d known before we decided that our primary occupation would be ‘writer’. The writing process, our favorite assignments and interviews, strange side projects, how to beat a deadline.

1125-george-on-set-tmz-wm-3George R.R. Martin visited Middle Earth.

5 July 2014: Game of Thrones, History and Fantasy. By July season 4 of the TV series will have aired, and we’ll need to huddle around the books and process what we just saw. We’ll cover the books and the TV series, historical inspirations for Westeros, fantasy epics—The Lord of the Rings and The Once and Future King, medieval epics—Le Morte d’Arthur, the Nibelungenlied, mythological epics—the Iliad, the Odyssey, and just geek out, generally.

2 August 2014: We don’t have a topic yet. Any suggestions? Movies, tennis, cats? What specifically about movies, tennis, cats? What would you like us to talk about? Post suggestions in Comments; if we pick yours, you can come to the talk as our guest.

Update: The Ayala Museum took a poll, and the winning topic iiiiissssss…World Domination. The talk will cover world domination theory, ongoing campaigns, and organizing the conquest.

Tickets will be available at the Ayala Museum next year. We’ll alert you as soon as they go on sale.

Tigerflash: Best deals for 24 hours

November 28, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Traveling No Comments →

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Let your selfie be a statement

November 27, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements No Comments →

A word from our sponsor:


According to a study commissioned by the personal care brand Dove, only 7% of Filipinas find themselves beautiful.

All together: WHAT! Given the levels of pagmamaganda we encounter on a daily—no, hourly—basis, and the national obsession with beauty pageants, we thought the Filipina’s self-image was invincible. Apparently not. (Turns out that when people say “Ang ganda mo/Ang ganda ko”, they are being ironic.)

Dove wants to turn things around with its #IAmBeautiful Movement. To join the movement, round up your friends and take photos of yourselves holding up a sign that says #IAmBeautiful. Post these photos on your Facebook/Twitter/IG, and they will be reposted by the #IAmBeautiful Movement.

Wait, we asked, many of our readers are gay, are they included in this? Yes, of course! And don’t just post it, believe it.

So you think you can write

November 21, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books, Projects No Comments →


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The Writing Workshop participants will have an orientation at 2pm on Saturday, 23 November 2013, at the 7th floor, WSI Corporate Center, 1005 Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City. (See map)

If your first chapter is ready, please bring hard copy. If not, bring a general outline.

Publish or perish…literally.