This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.
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From a Forgotten Life
Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2018
Don't Tell Anyone:
With Shakira Andrea Sison
Pride Press / Anvil Publishing, 2017
Cupful of Anger,
Bottle Full of Smoke:
The Stories of
Jose V. Montebon Jr.
Silliman Writers Series, 2017
First Sight of Snow
and Other Stories
Encounters Chapbook Series
Et Al Books, 2014
Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop
Sands and Coral, 2011-2013
Silliman University, 2013
Handulantaw: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture and the Arts in Silliman
Tao Foundation and Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, 2013
Inday Goes About Her Day
Locsin Books, 2012
Beautiful Accidents: Stories
University of the Philippines Press, 2011
Heartbreak & Magic: Stories of Fantasy and Horror
Old Movies and Other Stories
National Commission for Culture
and the Arts, 2006
FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures
Sands and Coral, 2003
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2004 National Book Awards
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IAN ROSALES CASOCOT
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
1:28 AM |
On Chris Abella
Another friend -- and another Christopher -- is in danger. Christopher Abella (we all know this guy as Chris or Kuya Chris or Paui or Papa Paui), father of two and husband of Mayen Foronda, is in the last stages of renal failure. He needs our prayers.
The last time I saw Chris, I was walking down Hibbard Avenue. He was riding his motorbike with Mayen. He looked cheerful.
"Hey, Ian!" he called out. "Guess what. I had a stroke!" Just like that.
Aghast, I told him how could that be, he was too young.
"It's all the rich food in Why Not?, that's what I think," he said. And then after more casual chit-chat -- how can one have casual chit-chat about strokes?
-- we parted.
Hang in there, Chris. Our prayers are with you.
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