The Weakness of Pacquiao

I had envied Manny Pacquiao.  To have had the awe, the reverence and esteem of every Filipino was a formidable gift from the heavens.  Our streets are empty when there is a Pacquiao fight.  In fact, the crime rates go down. Every Filipino is glued to the screen, in wonder and respect, watching their idol […]


End of the Line

Today, a friend’s father passed on. I am at that age when parents grow old. When life demands we welcome the withering of those we once found invincible. When we start marking more and more folds in the eyes of the ones we looked up to. When they begin to stoop and we are now […]


A Sense of Humus

We just capped a weekend workshop of backyard farming. There we were, mostly urban dwellers raised on store-bought vegetables and Chippy. We were out in the sun for practical work. I had warned them about hats and garden boots but the urban dwellers fancied sneakers or sandals, an umbrella and Rayban sunglasses. We gawked at the […]