I am Caris Cruz. I write fiction with the colors of diversity and the lores of Filipino culture. I work as a freelance writer in the realm of lifestyle & arts.
I am a hymn-maker, a graphic designer, and sometimes, a poet, whenever I am brave enough to claim it. I have lived in the Philippines all of my life. I love long walks under the sun.
HELLOCARIS.COM has been with me since 2014. There’s nothing special about it. This place is a growing pile of recycled ideas and forgotten words I still keep, just in case I might need it in the future; the bullet journal with unlimited pages I get to open during special weekends; a flimsy old notebook that I carry around and would not throw away. It’s the poem I wrote in a piece of paper that I folded into a plane, a song that’s stuck in my head that I keep repeating. It’s messy, disorganized, but it’s home.
You’re welcome, by the way. And stay for as long as you like. I wrote a lot of stories and songs and folly, and you can cry and laugh at it and not feel alone.