I am Caris Avendaño 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 when I am brave enough to claim it. I have lived in the Philippines all of my life. I love taking photos and lingering around quiet spaces. 100% will ogle at your pet’s pictures.
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. It’s the bullet journal with unlimited pages I get to open during special weekends, a flimsy old notebook that I carry around the internet and would not throw away. 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.