Who I met at goth ball

Do-it-yourself death
Written by Miguel Paolo Celestial
Published in The Philippine Star, 28 November 2008

Let me tell you about Russell, Kaira, Katrina, and Paula, and how I met them over at the dark side of Serendra on an otherwise predictable night of costume parties.

“Eternal Death Wake 6: Grand Gothic Ball 2008” was my first brush with the world of goth, its music, aesthetics, and practitioners—not to mention the first ever Halloween party I dressed up for. Begun in 2002, the event has become an annual gathering for musicians, music lovers, and enthusiasts to call on the dead with their eerie screeches, morbid dressing, and heavy black make-up.

Read the full article, which was also my first photo cameo on a national daily