“But seriously, it’s all about that now, no? Anchors. In a world where distance is a function not so much of miles but sheer willingness, that’s what we need, that’s what we aspire for. Well, most of us, at least. It’s the antithesis for placelessness.” Dearly missing my call center days while reading this. This riveting novel of Glenn Diaz sprawls to one of those books that is seemingly hard to put down. Strange that reading this makes me feel like Alvin is zapped inside me while I wait for my flight en route to Manila. Now off to its final pages.