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The doctor fainted By Jing Villamil SHE tells this story as eloquently as a poet would! She is a physician, freshly graduated and last year’s board-passer. To pay back her state scholarship, she is on her first of five years as doctor to the barrios. Frail and pale and pretty with Annie’s unruly curly brown […]

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Falling in love at first nengneng . . . By Emmanuelle THERE is this famous psychologist who fervently believes people tend to be in the right mood to fall in love at first sight when the weather is fine; the sky is blue with wisps of feathers etching lazy Cirrus strands across its face; a […]

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Tears in my eyes, and I am not crying By Emmanuelle STEALING ideas from one person is plagiarism. Stealing from many is research. So said Wilson Mizner, an American playright better known for his witty one-liners rather than the fame of his literary works. This article, then, is research. Haha. But first, a witch’s sign […]

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The One By Emmanuelle SHE grew up worshipping the ground he walked on. Um, but she did not actually worship the ground he walked on. She did not light candles, burn incense, chant hymns then dance whirls around his footprints. The ground was for walks and wheels and for ungainly bodies to fall flat on. […]

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A walk in the past! (Part 2) By Emmanuelle AY, naglaing! The unnamed town whereby the gypsy walked in the past was instantly identified by some of our readers here and abroad who, too, had walked in its past. They had breathed the same air, they had sniffed the same dust. Their feet and toes […]

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A walk in the past! By Emmanuelle IN Coelho’s Alchemist, the boy’s heart 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 the perspective to the here and narrow, most people see a town as […]

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The myth of the first flood! By Emmanuelle CHILDREN of God-loving and God-fearing parents were told early in life of the Bible story of how the first man and woman came to be. Or, at least, most of the children were. The rest were left to their inquisitive selves to learn the story of the […]

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When it rains, it pours! By Emmanuelle AND how it poured these many a day! In June and July, the farmers welcomed the grace of rain as it poured, cool and pure, from the skies. Our patch of earth in this part of the world wallowed in the wet, gurgling as it swallowed. It stirred […]

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The late Mr. Juan dela Cruz By Emmanuelle RARE and admirable are those people who are up and away from their bed even before the sun does. Those early birds chirpily breeze through their morning rituals without much fussy feet-dragging, including doing death-defying acts like flipping an egg its sunny side perfectly up over hot […]

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