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Johnny By Virginia J. Pasalo   I arrived at Jollibee V. Luna a little past eight in the morning and found all the seats on the ground floor taken. I decided to just take out my pancake and have brewed coffee at Dunkin Donuts at Anonas, closer to the source of fresh buko (young coconut) […]

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The Dance By Virginia J. Pasalo   I walked to the beach today, before dawn, alone, with two dogs barking after me. I carried with me my pink umbrella, in case it rains, but left it in the guard’s outpost, with my sandals. I was going to leave the wrap-around skirt too, but the wind […]

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Cool Kaimito (Jollibee V. Luna 6)   By Virginia J. Pasalo LAST Wednesday morning, a woman in her 50s wearing a blue dress sat on the table adjacent to mine. She took small bites of the Burger Steak she ordered, while looking at some photos, smiling. A voice from behind me made her look up: […]

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SOPHIA   By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo THE full extent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is just beginning to unfold. AI is described as “the intelligent behavior by machines, rather than the natural intelligence (NI) of humans and other animals.” The overarching research goal of AI is to “create technology that allows computers and machines to function […]

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Jollibee V. Luna 4: “I love you Sabado, pati na rin Linggo!”   By Virginia J. Pasalo ON Sundays, I eat pancakes at Jollibee, especially when I have no time to cook, and rushing for an early morning brisk walk. While eating, the pipe-in jingle, “I Love You Sabado” blares, non-stop, overwhelming eardrums, that even […]

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Jollibee V. Luna 3: Remembering Aurora   By Virginia J. Pasalo A WOMAN with a red bag entered the door. The other woman sitting on the adjacent table suddenly stood up and headed towards her. “Aurora?” “Do I know you?” For some moment, they looked at each other, trying to search each other’s eyes, a […]

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Jollibee V. Luna 2   By Virginia J. Pasalo I WAS waiting for my pancakes to be served when my attention was caught by a conversation from the adjacent table: “O, heto, isangdaan, ayan ha, magpakabait ka. Bumili ka ng pagkain mo.” (O, here is 100 pesos, be good. Buy yourself some food.) I expected […]

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