Luis is the Associate Editor of Esquire Magazine (Philippine edition). He has won numerous honors for his writing, including four Palanca Awards, a Philippine Graphic prize, and a Young Artists’ Grant from the Republic of the Philippines National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is the author of The King of Nothing to Do (Milflores Publishing, 2006), a collection of essays; and Happy Endings (University of the Philippines Press, 2000), a collection of short stories – both National Book Awards nominees of the Manila Critics Circle. “Planetarium” is from his latest collection, Dear Distance (Anvil Publishing).