The essay of Kloyde Caday, a publication officer of the Research and Publication Office at the Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU), was both included in Young Blood 7 and Purposive Communication in English.

“Spaces in Togetherness” first saw print on Christmas Day in 2016 in the Young Blood column of the Opinion section of The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), the most widely-read newspaper in the Philippines.

Two years later, it was re-launched in the anthology Young Blood 7 along with other 78 entries released in 2016-2017.

The book was edited by Gibbs Cadiz, Ruel S. De Vera, and Pam Pastor.

Caday attended to the book launch on April 27, 2019 at the National Bookstore in Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City, and revealed in a PDI news feature that the essay started as a writing prompt where he reflected on what he cannot write.

He saw Young Blood as a reminder that the voices of 20-something people matter.


Pholo courtesy: Philippine Daily Inquirer

In addition, the said essay is also part of the Purposive Communication in English as a lesson material for writing the personal reflective essay.

The textbook published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press was authored by Cecilia Suarez, Marianne Rachel Perfecto, D.A., Maria Luz Canilao, Ph.D., and Devi Benedicte I. Paez.

Aside from being an editor of NDMU Maristar, Caday has published his political and personal essays in New Mandala, Rappler, Cornell University Press, Sunstar Davao, and so on.