Apart from art, I have always loved writing, albeit in English as opposed to my native tongue, Tagalog. When I was in my teens, I used to pour my apprehensions and anxieties into poems and essays which helped sustain me through those troubled and uncertain years. Decades after, a family tragedy happened which moved me to write again. My first book, A Life Reclaimed (How a Quadruple Amputee Regained Control of Her Life), was published in September 2009.
In 2013, I wrote a children’s story, My Lola and I, and painted the cover and interior illustrations. It is set in the Philippines and based on memories plucked from my childhood. It is now available in e-book and black-and-white paperback versions.