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Corned Beef


I was about two. My father asked what I wanted for dinner. Corned beef, I said. We were living then with my maternal grandparents. My father a lowly bulldozer operator. He went to the corner store and saw one can … Continue reading

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In winter’s warmth


In nature’s paradox and defiance, man’s imposed Gregorian calendar seemed worthless As date and timetables are rendered useless And man looks in awe and surrenders. There is always beauty in the falling snow Tickling the heart and making time For … Continue reading

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These I Remember


Bae and I were planting seeds. She was digging the hole, I was dropping two seeds per hole. Once I dropped three seeds and tried to recover the extra one. Then came the hoe almost severing my middle finger. I … Continue reading

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E-INTERVIEW: REX ROBLES


E-INTERVIEW: REX ROBLES 32 years have passed. Memories have dimmed, characters have disappeared, causes have blurred, even doubts have surfaced. EDSA not only changed the Philippines. It changed the world. But perspectives are as permanent as the shifting sand, always … Continue reading

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Ghosts of My Christmas Pasts


There is something in the cold, in the shortened days, in the long clear star-studded nights that makes one remember the fallen leaves of the past. In all the merriment of the coming Christmas and the anticipation of the new … Continue reading

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I was 17 Forty Five Years Ago


Boredom, stupidity, vanity, even search for a meaning came with my youth. Too much time did not come with it, though. I had to work for my keep. I was a student leader during the days of unrest. I threw … Continue reading

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Jurado Cup 2017


There are more to this than sports competitions and boodling to the max. It goes beyond the cheering, the kayahizing, the laughter. It goes beyond the passing of time and the obvious tolls of age, beyond what we can recall … Continue reading

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