Archive for September, 2006


Writing 30

September 10, 2006

I am now thirty years old. Thank God for the Bar Examinations, it is bound to pass without much fanfare. Still, I thank Roselle, Ferdz, Spocky, Arvin, Mich and some of my students for remembering this age of passage from adulthood to spinsterhood.

“Writing 30” has been one of the idiomatic expressions taught in junior high school. According to Dr. Racsa then, it meant an end and writers often use “30” to signal the end of their manuscript.

Today, I write “30” to facets of my life I can already do without. Too painful relationships, bad habits, superficial friendships.