I’m Yvette Tan, a fictionist, freelance writer, and web editor.
I’ve been a media practitioner for almost 20 years. My first job was as a writer for a children’s show and an executive assistant for a lifestyle show. I’ve since worked on different TV shows as writer, segment producer, and associate producer whose genres vary from lifestyle to reality to sitcom.
As a freelance writer for print and web, my writing focuses on food and sustainability, gender issues, travel, and personality profiles, though I used to write about film, music, and art as well. My pieces have appeared in publications such as Esquire Philippines, Rogue magazine, Preview magazine, Spot.Ph, Cosmo.Ph, GMA News Online, FOOD magazine, Metro Society magazine, and Roads and Kingdoms.
I’ve written a ballet (Gabriel Barredo’s Opera, co-written with Erwin Romulo and performed in the CCP Main Theater by Ballet Philippines), a feature film (Ilawod, directed by Dan Villegas), and have been in two art exhibits. I’ve also been on TV, usually as a resource for topics that involve urban legends and the supernatural in fiction and real life (if you’re the sort who believes in that).
I also have two books, both fiction, both horror. Waking the Dead (Anvil Publishing) is a collection of short stories in English, while Kaba (A&S Publishing) is a collection of flash fiction in Filipino (can you say that last bit really fast three times?).
I’m really into the supernatural, the strange, and the absurd. If you follow my Twitter account, you’ll see that I post a lot of odd news items from around the web. The stranger, the better!
I like black coffee, freshly baked crusty bread with really good butter (probably the only thing keeping me from going vegan), and hot soup. I will go to great lengths for a bad pun (the only reason I want to become vegan is so I can call myself a seitanist), so consider yourself warned.
This is a personal blog, so it doesn’t have a theme, really. Just what I happen to be interested in at that point in time.