My Smoothest Path

Paradise Lost

A classmate has been nicknamed “Negros Oriental.” I’m guessing, because of the color of his skin. Another kid has been marked “disturber of the peace.”  Last month, he threw tantrums and a chair.  A few weeks ago, he ran after the girls and pulled someone’s hair.  Minutes before that, the girls had lashed out at […]


Drawing the Line

A world without bounds.  That was my childhood.  My brother threw a tantrum and 2 television sets from our second floor.  He was met with “Ta (Ilonggo term of endearment) you want a bottle of Royal? And he’s chugging Royal Tru-Orange, his future prospects at hauling and throwing crystal clear.  We didn’t have rules or […]