| I FOUND KINDNESS IN EUGENE | PART 1 & 2 On December 28th, 2012 I was invited by Marsha Barr of Story Catchers to have a conversation/interview about who I am, what I do, and why I live in this beautiful city of Eugene, Oregon. Here is a recording of my memorable conversation/interview with [...]
A poem in celebration of a poetry reading with Bette Lynch Husted and Jana Zvibleman for the Oregon Poetry Association Eugene/Springfield Chapter and Springfield Public Library – Poetry Reading Series. Date: 23 October 2012 Please click on the image below to view the poem. 00
(1) A box of crayola – minus the black and white.
(2) An extra crayola box (cause I didn’t like to share)
(5) A small vial of iron filings
(6) Extra socks (why?)
(7) String (Again, why?)
This was according to my caregiver growing up. I visited her in Iloilo, Philippines. Mila is now in her late 80′s, ailing, but still remembers the contents of that bag. Amazing!
| THANK YOU | A very personal sculpture. Last February, I gave my personal thanks to my biological parents who brought me into this world. Here they are immortalized in the language of clay, a language that came to find me. It is true, alphabets can be made out of dust. Enjoy. 00
FAWN SKIN A cape, a poncho, a smear of tar. A country says to come in with our mouths closed, hands inside pockets, until our name is called. They give out free bubble gum at the INS office, no ginseng for the ones who have bound feet, no do- re-mi for children who smell like [...]
HEY COOL CATS. I’ll be on the radio this monday June 18,2012 @ 10PM Pacific. It will be streamed. So, if you are up and want to hear five minutes of poetry from yours truly, tune in to http://kboo.org/ click LISTEN Faultlines: A New Journal of West Coast Poetry Talking Earth Monday June 18 , [...]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1quZbpgLh7w?rel=0&w=640&h=480] In response to “Love’s Easy Tears” by The Cocteau Twins You must know, the truest truth, the truest you. The knowest. The knowest you. The must of tears, the must of easy love, the you in love with tears. The truth of tears in love must always know. (c) Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua Draft [...]
Eskimo Song – Hugo Largo Sun Kil Moon – Bay of Skulls David Sylvian – Small Metal Gods No-Man – Reich Stina Nordenstam – So This Is Goodbye The Sea and Cake & Stereolab – Tea and Cake (Stereolab Mix) This Mortal Coil – Mr. Somewhere 00
“May you be happy. May you be free of harm. May you be safe. May you be free of worry. May you find equanimity. May you be loved and love in return. May you live long and be healthy. May you find comfort. May you be comfort. May you find shelter. May you be shelter. [...]
This is when time and up root begin to make sense, these hours, when wasps make honey in the dark, when father swims in sap for the last time, cursing at stars, each day getting blinder and blinder, ham mer mouth and palm spitter, find your way out and leave our sundays alone. SRRC/2012 00 [...]
Oh my way back home from Asia, I stared a lot into the horizon from my airplane window. The immense view was so peaceful. My teacher tells me that the reason why nature is so beautiful is because it is so natural. This trip was natural. Even though it was scary at times, I challenged [...]