About The Halaman


Hello there, my name is Alex, and I am finally – after so long – rekindling my love and passion for writing. It’s been so long since I actually wrote – or typed – a piece which I really loved, and I hope to start again now.

The word “halaman” means “plant” in Filipino. In every day conversation, the word means a lot of things, such as when all your friends are taken and you’re the only single person left, you are then known as a halaman; or, when you’re just manhid (ignorant to what others feel about you OR not really into the whole expression-on-the-face thing) to the rest of world, you are also considered a halaman. I tend to be the latter definition most times (and fall into either of the two subjective translations of manhid).