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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist, Travel Writer, Poet, Editor
Location Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Introduction ROEL HOANG MANIPON How do I begin? There's not much but then there's so much. But it must begin somewhere, so here it goes: I will begin with something "mundane" (but really not mundane; they're all cosmic to me. These are what I do, and thus a big part of what I am: a journalist, poet, fictionist, essayist, cultural researcher, travel writer, publication designer, sometime painter, amateur photographer, translator, strip dancer, masseur, model and a natural cook. Whoa! That sounds a lot. But really, not doing all at the same time, may two or three at the same time, but all them in me. And there are other things that I want to do or be, like being an astronaut, archaeologist, filmmaker, etc. I think one lifetime is not enough for me. Often I don't refer to them as simply jobs but passions. Oh, yeah, I'm forever a student too. Forever a boy.
Favorite Books The Best American Travel Writing series, Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck