Spirit

Why Farmers Live Forever

A bumpy Carabao ride, trees filled with the promise of fruit, pigs romping in muddied pools, dragonflies I couldn’t count, a gulp of milk from cows we milked ourselves, and feeding the ducks, that was our morning. It was granddad’s 82nd birthday and Wowo had spent his morning at the farm, up before everyone else. […]

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Pride v. Prejudice

I’m on to an experiment. On playing big. No more griping about why I hate this country. Won’t poke fun at the Filipinos’ bizarre habits. Won’t even write another word about exasperating _________. You see, I’m suddenly noticing a mass of Pinoy self-flagellation. We like to goof around on ourselves: on our being Filipinos; on […]

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Sowing Patience

I might have just unearthed a perfect lesson plan for patience. Definitely not by example. I grew up in a city where everything moved fast. It seems like the only waiting I had to do was wait for next week’s episode of Alf or Small Wonder. But then that too vanished with Betamax tapes. And […]

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Internet Yin Yang

I am slowly turning into mouse potato. Sucked into the screen, oblivious to time and space. An hour online (or so I thought) and yet an entire morning has ticked by in the real world. Sort of like stumbling into the wardrobe closet and finding yourself in Narnia.  Only, it’s the reverse.  Time shuts down […]

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