About Me

10917093_10152746174471167_3854288905196290503_nHi!  I’m Frankie.

I’m a fast-talking, ambiverted, twenty-something, born-again Christian of mixed Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish descent who feels compelled to publish online, often in real time, the minutiae of a life spent in perpetual motion.  I’ve been blogging since I was twelve years old (no joke), thanks to an article in a men’s lifestyle magazine (I was bored, it was lying in the lobby of my mum’s office, and did I mention I’ll read practically anything?  I’ll read practically anything.) on blogger Emma Story.

I hail from Metro Manila, Philippines, and if you don’t know where that is…don’t worry, a lot of people don’t.


Where I’m from.  Image credit to this site.  And, in case you haven’t heard, It’s more fun in the Philippines.

What I love to do.

I’m passionate about telling stories, whether it’s through theater (I’ve acted and directed), writing (I’ve written a children’s book called Nadia and The Blue Stars, which you can read online for free here.), music (I’m the lead singer for Stories Told, a Marikina-based pop-rock outfit, and I’m the primary organizer of Hideaway, a regular spoken word/indie music open mic night.), or a kick-butt marketing strategy.  I’m also fascinated by web video, and hope to someday write web-series such as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, which, if you haven’t seen, I encourage you check out, IMMEDIATELY.

A few more random facts.

I play a cherry-red Takamine EG440C-STRQ named Elinor, and a Kala tenor ukulele named Teddy (originally Henry, but my cousin wanted to add “Theodore” and the nickname kind of stuck).  My brain is a Wikipedia-like depository of weird and/or interesting but useless facts.  When I was in kindergarten, I was misdiagnosed as having ADHD.  I like #hashtagging things.  Occasionally, I dress up as a panda.

The jury’s still out as to whether or not I’m actually a sitcom character.

Where to find me.

While I’m usually homestuck in Metro Manila, occasionally I do travel (either physically or in my head), hence the title of this blog.  There are a few places though where you can keep track of my (mis)adventures.

On Tumblr: http://uneasy-speech.tumblr.com / http://uneasy-verses.tumblr.com
On Twitter: @actual_frankie
On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/maylily2006
On Instagram: http://instagram.com/actuallyfrankie or my calligraphy account http://instagram.com/theclumsycalligrapher

Well that’s it for my intro.  Intrigued?  I suggest you read on. 😉



  1. Hello Frankie,

    I was supposed to email you but I couldn’t find your email from your blog.

    I was searching Maam Kitchie Molina’s profile and I saw your blog about your voice lesson with her and came across this sentence in one of your blogs:

    “Also, that “inner smile” technique I’d been using in my chorale singing days? Totally wrong. Apparently that just makes vocal tension worse, as does dropping (and locking) the jaw.”

    I attended several workshops before with Maam Kitchie Molina for our group in U.P. coz she’s a colleague of our conductor. Before we headed to Europe, she came back to us and helped our singers esp sopranos with singing techniques.

    Can you elaborate to me that “dropping of the jaw” when you had the session as that is actually one of the basic things in singing. I might see Maam Kitchie when I return to the Philippines and maybe also clarify with her about this.

    I am teaching a Polish group here in Belgium and I got suddenly got confused with that phrase from your blog.

    Thank you and best wishes. ❤


    1. Hi Vic. It’s been a long time since I wrote that blog, to be honest. What I do remember is that I used to tense the muscles of my face too much. When I opened my mouth I would lock my jaw. I would force a smile to uplift the palate, when in fact I could relax the face more and get that lifted palate without the stress on my jaw. I would suggest messaging Ms. Kitchy tho. Sorry I can’t be of more help.


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