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Sense of Direction By Virginia J. Pasalo   I REMEMBER years ago when I was looking for a place in Aguilar, Pangasinan, and missed the place. The tricycle driver told us, “Asingger la Madam!” (Translation: “It is very near, Ma’am!”) so we followed the narrow road he pointed with his lips. We thought “near” was […]

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Passion, prayer and remembrance By Virginia J. Pasalo   Things I remember during Pangasinan’s 437th Founding Anniversary: The Ecumenical Prayer. I was expecting a prayer that was not read on paper, but delivered with the passion of one inspired by God, with each word reverberating with the energy from its holy source. I was looking […]

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Second chances By Virginia J. Pasalo   SOMEONE told me, “Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as Santa Claus!”. First, I can believe anything as a child. I believed that my Uncle Opie’s airplane can land on our rooftop, and I would wave at each plane passing by, hoping for a landing. I believed […]

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Timelines By Virginia J. Pasalo   I am grateful to Facebook (FB) for giving me a platform to save my literary work, which could have been lost forever. In the year 2014, I uploaded a short story, “Four Women and a Funeral (a not-so-true story)” published in “The Clique Women’s Magazine”, in the February 1994 […]

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How are you? By Virginia J. Pasalo “HOW are you?” is a question I am rarely asked. Others normally would tell me about how they are, how many awards they have gotten, that they have finished Ph.D.s, that they have travelled here and there, that their careers are moving up, and they are pursuing this […]

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Grief By Virginia J. Pasalo IT is easy to forget others when in grief. I cry at the slightest provocation and the most endearing memories. I cry for losses and victories. And I forget, I forget a lot of things. For example, I forgot to buy flowers from the little girl who sells camia and […]

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Oysters on a pillow By Virginia J. Pasalo   LAST night my niece Mira who works at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) held a pillow just taken out of the plastic wrap. She said it was an unused pillow beside Nanay’s body. My sister Lydia and Emma wanted to leave it for reasons they […]

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You, in your dreams By Virginia J. Pasalo I have not dreamt in a long time. But that is entirely incorrect, according to scientific studies. According to these studies, everyone ever studied dreamt, and it is generally accepted that all of us dream. These past few days however, I had colored dreams. Not only colored […]

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The necessity of the unnecessary By Virginia J. Pasalo   Valentine’s Day Conversation “Thank you, is this a prayer? I did not understand it.” “Yes it’s a recitation of Quran. My friend did it. Did it appeal to u? He has a nice voice. I wanted to say good morning and to offer you that […]

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