hi, i’m jenny ortuoste, and i run gogirl cafe.
i’m a palanca award-winning essayist, coffee-fueled freelance writer, and fountain pen user.
i write two english-language columns for the daily broadsheet manila standard-today: “pop goes the world” (opinion, op-ed page), thursdays, and “the hoarse whisperer” (horseracing, sports page), wednesdays.
i used to have two taglish columns on horseracing - “karera lang!” in the daily tabloid bandera on tuesdays and saturdays, and “gogirl racing” in pilipino mirror, also a tab – but have gone on hiatus to finish my dissertation proposal.
the horseracing industry kept me gainfully employed for over a decade. see my racing blog at http://gogirlracing.jennyo.net.
in my spare time i think about cupcakes, walk aimlessly for exercise, and read.
this blog is devoted to coffee, fountain pens, ink, books, and other good stuff. drop by often for a cup of kapeng barako and an ensaymada.
follow me on twitter: @jennyortuoste / instagram: @jensdecember