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Moving out By Virginia J. Pasalo   “BYE BYE my favorite, warm, cozy, happy kitchen, Nana’s Kitchen, where memories are made, good cooking and grand people are served well!” I got that on Nana Buxani’s timeline with a photo of her in her kitchen wearing an apron with a caption, “Most wanted artist”. Having had coffee […]

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The Presence of the absent By Virginia J. Pasalo   TODAY I woke up from a dream, a dream that reminded me of a friendship that has always been present, despite its seeming absence. I dreamt of a race track with many people, and noticed a group dismayed by my arrival. Someone from that group […]

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The Christians and the Pagan By Virginia J. Pasalo   FEWER people attended the fourth Simbang Gabi. Most were still sleep-sitting when a woman shouted, “Oh, no, the baby is falling!” and everyone suddenly shifted their gaze from the floor to her face, and she pointed her lips four pews away from her, towards the […]

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Saradong Katoliko By Virginia Pasalo   THIS morning, I accompanied my niece Hazel to attend the first day of the Simbang Gabi (Midnight Mass) at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church, the nearest church we can get to, within walking distance from where we live. Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition and consists […]

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Sangilo By Virginia Pasalo   MY mother told me that less than a month after I was born, I was taken to Sangilo, a mining community in Itogon Benguet. My childhood was spent in this place of wild sunflowers and sweet fruits from vines and trees, and root crops. For twelve years, I scaled its […]

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Women on the verge By Virginia Pasalo   HAVE you ever felt strongly for someone that he encroaches, without permission, in your consciousness? He is in your dreams. He is on your daydream. He is like the internet, he can find you anywhere, he is in Pet Rescue Saga, except that, you become the pet […]

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“Hineni, hineni, My Lord” By Virginia Pasalo   LEONARD Cohen, a man I admired for his poetry and music, passed away on the 7th of November, he was 82. He is known for the genius of his compositions, the meditative quality of his poems, lust and spirituality. For such a great man, death came easy, […]

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Kiew and the Poetree Festival By Virginia Pasalo   THE call for participation in an anthology of tree poems began 22 September 2015 under the working title, “Trees: Embracing a Starlight”. To reach at a least a hundred poems, the project team launched the Poetree Train on 06 March 2016. The Poetree Train is a […]

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