Read Out Loud: Literature Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

June 11, 2020

Read Out Loud - Philippine Literature "Ginugunita Kita"

A long hiatus is finally over. Although a pandemic had taken over our lives for the past few months, it had not stopped many from spending extra time on creating content online. The digital world has never been more dynamic, more interactive and more productive. It's almost as if everyone would like to jump into the cloud and leave their earthly pasts behind. 

As for me, I have finally tapped all my long-interrupted interests. The pause was a breather. Most of it has something to do with child rearing, of course, and those were times well-spent. Raising this masterpiece of a child is more than I could have wished for. Now, I can reap the fruits of such experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic may not be leaving us soon. But at least we have mornings to wake up to everyday learning from its challenges.

So, I have decided to get back to creating content. One of which is a YouTube channel celebrating world literature and the spoken word, called "Read Out Loud" or ROL. It is in the works at the moment and only Philippine literature is being featured but the channel is definitely open for collaboration as it's intended for multilingual readings. Meanwhile, anyone is free to subscribe to the channel for new uploads by clicking this link, and here's one of the readings featuring Maningning Miclat, a Filipina multilingual poet and an award-winning painter. I am reading one of her well-loved poems, "Ginugunita Kita".

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