Matthew Estabillo
Matthew Estabillo
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Scrambled eggs, Scrambled lives
by Matthew Estabillo - July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
Do you like your eggs scrambled or poached?” my girlfriend called out from the kitchen as I pretended to still be asleep in my room and deaf to her.
To the dearly departed
by Matthew Estabillo - March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
We’ve been through some things together… with trunks of memories still to come… we found things to do in stormy weather… long may you run. – Neil Young
End of a bromance
by Matthew Estabillo - February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
0utside this theater mall in Mandaluyong City stands an erect, low-beam façade of a deli that is frequented by, well, sandwich lovers during lunch hour.
A holiday to remember
by Matthew Estabillo - January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
It was not a holiday season to remember. Aside from the painstaking labors of the family to renovate our home following the ravages of the recent storms, the new business I put up with some friends wasn’t doing...
Besson's last battle is his first
by Matthew Estabillo - December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Not since George Lucas blew people’s minds with the first Star Wars film had there been a movie as ambitious as French director Luc Besson’s debut feature The Last Battle, which was released in 1983...
A perfect day
by Matthew Estabillo - October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
I had my qualms in writing about this particular episode of my life because thousands of others had the same, if not worse, encounter on the same day.
A filthy masterpiece
by Matthew Estabillo - September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
After weeks of brooding, I finally got the chance to take out a girl who I’d been waiting to become “available” for the last six months.
The turtle diaries
by Matthew Estabillo - August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
Having spent the last two years dreaming about and actually experiencing film school, it opened my eyes to an incumbent terror, the inevitable sorrows of the future.
Something in the way he grooves
by Matthew Estabillo - July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Being an ardent George Harrison devotee, I thought I’d be too biased to review this new collection of hits, the first to span his entire career as a solo artist.
There's something about Aunt Mary
by Matthew Estabillo - June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
It was inevitable. After years of battling cancer, Mary Maiden T. Chan, one of my favorite and dearest aunties, died of respiratory failure on June 21, Father’s Day. She was 67.
The trouble with camote
by Matthew Estabillo - June 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Couldn’t you hold it in?” she remembered her father telling her three nights ago.
The perfect mate
by Matthew Estabillo - November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
As a child, Ricky Mora’s parents always reminded him of three things: Study hard, get a decent job, and make sure to pick the right girl to marry. In between pushing him at the swing sets in the park,...
Sunday afternoons
by Matthew Estabillo - September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
(Author’s note: To all those left behind by love, and to those still searching for it — may your heart ...
Most valuable customer
by Matthew Estabillo - June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Things just aren’t going well for me right now, I thought, as I brushed the half-filled whiskey glass across my forehead. The ice in it helped. One gulp… two gulps… three, before I finally had...
Trouble and doubt
by Matthew Estabillo - May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
My dear readers, I shall try to convey a message to you all, which, at first, may not seem like a topic of interest. And though it could actually stay that way for its entirety, rest assured that I shall do my best...
The material world of George Harrison
by Matthew Estabillo - February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Often the most forgotten among The Beatles, George Harrison’s music continues to shine on just like the first time my mother took ‘lil ‘ol me to a first class hotel.
The perfect excuse
by Matthew Estabillo - January 18, 2008 - 12:00am
The phone rang at exactly 11:19 p.m. I remember it precisely because it was the first time in days the darn thing actually rang; and, to be honest, the first time in weeks someone else besides my mum had called...
The importance of being idle
by Matthew Estabillo - October 19, 2007 - 12:00am
Life was beautiful
by Matthew Estabillo - August 17, 2007 - 12:00am
She tilted her head back and gasped just in time to start breathing again. But, it hadn’t been an easy time for Jem to begin with, following the car crash that took her husband and child almost a year ago....
‘Twas a summer of love…
by Matthew Estabillo - July 27, 2007 - 12:00am
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