Balibago Life

On learning things as an adult

Learning basic things later in life is obviously very different to learning them as a child. Everything you learn is hard won and precious. Everything you learn is conscious. It makes it a much richer learning experience.

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Maid in the Philippines

I ran into my maid this morning, as I was coming home from a whorehouse Christmas party that I’d gone to with the Junkie and the Student.

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Loo shopping

I met up with a pal today. He was shopping for a loo. “I’ve never shopped for a toilet before,” he said, as we looked at the options. “Me neither,” I said.

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Forty

There’s this kid that comes around to my house every day asking for money. Malinis, he says. I’ll clean your dog poo. Forty. Forty. Malinis. I hate this kid.

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How to write about a shithole

There’s more to Angeles City than what most people see. It’s a shithole, sure, but I like that no matter how hard you scrub, this city will never be clean.

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Nat Newman

Nat Newman is an award-winning writer of short stories, content, podcasts, feature articles, drunk text messages and, soon, a novella.

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