Feelings

Gone to colours! (Conclusion) By Jing Villamil AMONG the children of the subdivision who learned the basics of acrylic or oil on canvas from the artist-in-residence were these high school kids who were primarily sent to fetch their younger siblings home to lunch, dinner, or a nap. Eventually, the teeners stayed a little longer, intrigued […]

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Gone to colours! By Jing Villamil SOMETIMES, life’s stories seem more magnificently unlifelike, more of an untruth, than the Tagalog, Mexican, Korean, Chinese telenovelas we watch out for at the end of the day. Is it, maybe, the reel scenes seem more acceptably vivid in perspective coming to us from the screen rather than the […]

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Gone free! By Jing Villamil THERE are true stories begging to be told. This is one. He was just turning thirty, but eight of his young adult years had been spent in dialysis. Those who are familiar with the procedure would know what it forebodes: the whole of one’s being quivering in apprehension, the painfully […]

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Gone too soon By Jing Villamil WE do not bury our children. They bury us. This is how things are supposed to go. Fetus, neonate, infant, toddler, pre-school, almost unending school-age, adults thereafter. Life lived to the full. For us older folks, when the sun had risen for the last dawning, when it dipped for […]

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A walk in the past By Jing Villamil IN Coelho’s Alchemist, a boy talked to his heart, and it told him ditzy things like “most people see the world as a threatening place. And because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.” Zoom this perspective to the here and now: […]

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Once, twice upon a time! By Jing Villamil THIS is not a fairy tale. This is a true story cloaked in naughty faerie.  History tells us not all rulers end their reign with their anointed heir taking over rightfully, respectfully. Some rulers are unceremoniously deposed by others driven by ambition or powered by greed. The […]

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