archives collected and taken by my mother
photographs taken at home (mandaluyong and laoag)
photographs taken at sta. ana, our family house
photographs taken at tagaytay—  our family's gathering place
photographs taken at the cemeteries—  loyola and magallañes

about the author

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Danielle D. Castillo is a 19 year-old Creative Writing scholar of the Philippine High School for the Arts. Her works contemplate on childhood, home, loss, and familial and personal history. In 2019, she self-published her chapbook along with a text and photo/video installation called “Notes to Souvenirs”. “Visiting Hours” is her second book of prose and images.


She would also like to acknowledge the following: Dinna David, Ezra Castillo. the Castillo family, Rae Rival, Dennese Victoria, Bea Triñanes, Riti Sengupta, Arabella Paner, Angela Gala, Bianca Rabe, Nikki Tangalin, Margaret Mil, Ainah Remonte, and Clark Leynes.

You may contact her through


about the institution


Kuwit, established in 1992, is a creative writing community under the Philippine High School for the Arts. Here, the collective shares its projects and events such as exhibitions, book launches, podcasts, and prose and poetry readings, among other things.

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philippine high school

for the arts

PHSA is a government-run secondary school that implements a special curriculum in the arts. It is a boarding school that offers full scholarship.

you may also visit:

To Whom It May Concern

The official page for Batch Cuentos' Arts Festival.

Sa Araw-Araw na ginawa ng Diyos

Bianca Rabe's online exhibit

There are cracks in the ceiling

Margaret Mil's hypertextual work.


The official page of PHSA's Creative Writing students