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Triple ripple! By Jing Villamil   THERE is this line of thought, that one’s destiny had long been “writ”; that to one’s half-a-heart is one’s fitting half somewhere. That, if one failed to link with “the One” in this lifetime, wait! One might be luckier in the next lifetime. Or…

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By December 1, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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More than one! By Jing Villamil   AND so it came to pass, that we tackle a subject we would rather not. In-laws! Its first known use as a term was way back in 1894. What term did they use then before that year? Originally, it meant “anyone of a…

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By November 22, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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Split ends! By Jing Villamil   IN the midst of the pandemic, there is this story of love. It has nothing to do with the disease. It is a story that would have happened anyway, anyhow, any which time. He was the youngest of three sons of farmers. He dropped…

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By November 8, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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We live! Again! By Jing Villamil   YEARS ago, when her dawn was a bright star rising and dusk was but colours weaning, waning, waiting to burst out again – Emmanuelle wrote a poem on déjà vu and it went on chirpily: Known you before! Before this birth, a death;…

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By November 2, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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Find this child! By Jing Villamil   YOU are the mould from which your child was cast. Until he be the mould himself, from which his own, too, is cast. On and on the cycle, it ceases not. Of the smooth twists, dips and hollows and the sharp-angled roughs. Your…

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By October 26, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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POUR FOuRTH THIS TALE! By Jing Villamil   SHE called. She, who lived through Covid19, but whose husband did not. She, who dreams of him still. Through the screen, we touched fives. At once, with no prod – tears, streams poured forth from her. Mine eyes, I closed; but lids…

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By October 19, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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The Third Tale! (A monosyllabic prosepoem) By Jing Villamil   SHE dreams of him still. How could she not? In her dream, she was there, when he shrugged off his cage of bones and thin flesh and tired black-blue veins. She dreamed she was there when they tore out the…

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By October 11, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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Lull a bye! By Jing Villamil   MORE than thirty Filipino seafarers remain missing in chilly waters off southwestern Japan after their Panamanian cargo ship capsized amidst the onslaught of Typhoon Maysak the first week of September. Truthfully, there is no getting over the faces of anxiety, anger, grief. The…

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By September 20, 2020Feelings, Opinion

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So grand! By Jing Villamil   THEY were the new-born, the toddler, the pre-school, grader and high school student, the binatilyo and dalagita, the binata and dalaga, the proud groom and the blushing bride, the mother nursing, caring for and teaching her child, the father off to the daily grind….

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By September 14, 2020Feelings, Opinion