Introducing Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series

Yes, I made a podcast. You can listen to it via: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Below is the transcript of the pilot episode for you purist blog readers. Thanks in advance for supporting me. I sincerely hope you enjoy listening and join me on this new platform. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi everyone, Paola here, and this is Halfreformed …

Coronavirus, one year on 


Photo by Roman Grachev via Unsplash.com Here we are, folks. It's our one-year "lockdown anniversary." In Singapore, Circuit Breaker (our version of a lockdown) happened in April 2020, but this time last year, split team working arrangements were being made already. There is nothing positive to celebrate about this anniversary. However, I believe this one-year …

Speed Reviews # 2: Emily in Paris, Soul, The Savage Truth.. stuff from Nov 2020 – Jan 2021

Here comes another speed reviews compilation of selected media I’ve consumed these past three months (November-ish 2020 - January 2021). Please note I don’t often follow the trends. I’ve not watched Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, The Crown, or any South Korean series. I either pick stuff that nobody knows or chick-flicky type of stuff. Books …

Seven writing lessons I’ve learned in the past year.

Writing both on paper on online were my lifeline in 2020. Photo by Lukas Blazek c/o Unsplash I’ve been writing as a hobby since 2002 - 2003. My platforms were livejournal.com, multiply.com (RIP), and my physical journals. There was nothing sophisticated about my writing; My entries were written teen diary style. They were a combination of rants, …