My Heart Laid Bare

A big thank you to CJ de Silva Ong and Mitch Mauricio for my banner.
A big thank you to CJ de Silva Ong and Mitch Mauricio for my banner.

My blog’s going through a slow revamp in terms of both appearance and content. It’s also got a new name: Mon Coeur Mis a Nu, French for ‘My Heart Laid Bare,’ a phrase I borrowed from Charles Baudelaire, because it’s a beautiful and apt phrase for what I intend to use my blog for, and because he has the same name as my first cat.

The blog’s been stagnant for a while, mainly because I didn’t know what to do with it. The problem with writing about everything I’m interested in for a living is that I have an outlet for everything, so I end up with nothing to write about on my personal website. Then I realized that the one thing I don’t have an outlet for is my personal stuff, so this is where they will go. I’m going back to the beginnings of the blog as an online diary; I hope you have fun going through mine.

I would like to thank Mitch Mauricio for the banner photo, Elena Andaya for the space and props, and CJ de Silva for the banner design. I know it’s weird having one’s picture on top of one’s website, but what the hey.

I still don’t know what to write about on my blog, but for now, writing about myself will do.


Yvette Natalie U. Tan is a multi-awarded author of horror fiction and the Agriculture section editor of Manila Bulletin.