I am Caris Cruz. I am a freelance copywriter in the lifestyle & arts niche. I write fiction with the colors of diversity and the lores of Filipino culture.
I chose HELLOCARIS.COM because it sounds so warm and inviting. Rather than a portfolio, this place is a growing pile of recycled ideas and forgotten words mixed with the new. It’s the bullet journal with unlimited pages I get to open during special weekends. It’s that flimsy old notebook that I carry around and would not throw away. It is 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, most of the time directionless, but it’s home.
This blog has been with me since 2014, so you can expect a LOT of old stories and exceedingly annoying typos. I’d like to keep them, to remind them of who I once was, and that there’s always a chance to shape who I will be.
You’re welcome, by the way. You’re always welcome. The world is cold and always in a hurry but here, you can just grab a chair and stay. 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.
If you are not for harming and hurting, my doors are open for you. Here are ways to contact me.