TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: Luna and the Villa

Today’s storyteller goes by the name Luna. “I prefer to stay anonymous because of the stigma surrounding the paranormal.  I already had my fair share of it and would like my kids to live normally without going through the same things I had to endure,” they say. Luna has an active third eye, which means […]

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TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: Sharon’s Supernatural Encounters

Sharon has been able to see, hear, and feel things most people cannot ever since she was young. “Part of me wants to remain anonymous because I don’t want to be judged, but everyone who knows me well knows that I have this ‘gift/curse,’ so you can put me down as Sharon,” she says “I’m […]

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TRAVEL

Stopping for Corn by the Side of the Road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: A Chef’s Encounters with Spirits

The next reader about to share their encounters with the weird is a chef who currently runs three restaurants and loves nature. “I’m not a fan of horror film because it scares the crap out of me and I’m jumpy when I watch one, although I like talking about supernatural and paranormal things,” they say. […]

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STORIES

Ode to the Breakfast Buffet

Ah, the breakfast buffet. That glorious parade of table upon table (upon table, if you’re lucky), each one brimming with different sorts of edibles, each one more mouth-watering than the next. It is one of the best things to greet you first thing in the morning, next to, well, next to nothing, really. Besides the […]

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TRUE WEIRD

True Weird: Ghost Stories on Jiggy’s Geek Speak

Jiggy Cruz invited me on his podcast, Jiggy’s Geek Speak to talk about encounters with the supernatural. We talk about our experiences, as well as those of people we know. Since we both scare easily, none of us want to listen to this podcast just in case there’s a third voice in it (unless it […]

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TRAVEL

Chicago: The Field Museum of Natural History

My goal for this trip was to fulfill as many childhood goals as I could, which is why it’s filled with trips to zoos, aquariums, museums, and well, New Orleans. This is why setting foot in the Field Museum of Natural History was a dream come true. I grew up reading about dinosaurs and Ancient […]

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TRAVEL

Chicago: The Shedd Aquarium and the Lincoln Park Zoo

There are many things to do and see in Chicago, and when one is pressed for time, one, unfortunately, has to choose which of these many options matters the most at that point in time. For this trip, I decided to indulge my inner child and see all the things that would have fascinated me […]

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