Guy and his girlfriend talking about writing, and types of literary writing
styles out there. Discuss about writers and how they write. Writers who write
poetry. Some can't write poems, they write in prose. Others write in short
stories. But some find it difficult to write, so they sit down and write novels.
Guy and gf live in the same small apartment with separate rooms, a toilet and
later on with a large dog named Bronn, after two break ins in their apartment.
The apartment is located in Cebu City, in a squatter area most residents still
called Barracks. Fire here happens often than other areas in the city. It was
once owned by the Government military during the Marcos era. Soldier stationed
here, a strategic place for their operations in the city. After the Martial Law,
the new city government wanted to get rid of the place, which became a symbol of
oppression and torture. Hardened criminals, political activists, anyone the
government wanted to get rid off was said to be brought here, to the center of the
Barracks where they "got exactly what they deserve." People who now live here
tell of haunting stories of people moaning and gnashing of teeth. Barracks later
sold to the rich Ayala Family.
The place where the apartment is looks dismal and stinky, the walls covered in
graffiti that looks like a work of a madman with severe mental diarrhea. There's
also plenty of mosquitoes. But the rent is cheap.
"This is perfect," he said.