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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

When I was a kid I remember crying over Game-and-Watch, that cutesy little gaming console loaded with one game (Popeye, among others, as far as I could recall), and despite numerous pleas and thousands of teardrops, never got what I wanted. My mama was adamant not to let me have it, having the impression that […]

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the comfort of strangers

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss Speaking before an audience is nothing new to me. I have experienced speaking (teaching, lecturing and stuff) before college students and law students, and although that can be quite taxing I […]

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“At times panic creeps in — that fear that there might be no point in all these, that unless I have the capacity to breathe for two, I cannot save her.” (in Ramblings in Melancholy, Sun*Star Baguio, September 11, 2008) It’s been three years since Mama breathed her last, after 25 days of hospital confinement. […]

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judging by covers

25 years of a passionate love affair with books (I started late, in sixth grade) and there are times I still feel inadequate, knowing I haven’t read even half the books I want to read, or must read before my eyes give up on me. Whenever I read articles discussing this book or that, I […]

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staycation

After waiting for so many months (probably coinciding with the length of P-Noy’s term so far), we finally had a long weekend. August 29, National Heroes’ Day, and August 30, the Eid ul-Fitr or the end of Ramadan, fell on a Monday and a Tuesday, respectively. Where did you spend your long weekend? Ours was […]

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