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Breathing spaces By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo HE sat on his chair, blued, like the walls. He remembered his wife. He remembered the women with whom he had fathered his children. He remembered all his women. He knew bits and pieces of them. He remembered the peculiar tastes of intimacies, and tried to capture the memories […]

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Typhoon Hanna By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo TYPHOON Hanna was predicted to bring “moderate to heavy monsoon rain” in Metro Manila. This fact however, did not alter our plans to meet at a salad bar somewhere in Alabang, a place where, according to Connie de Perio, “the salad is to die for”. In the middle of […]

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The streets where we live By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo I am walking through the streets today, in the rain. After transacting with Bank of Commerce Philcoa Branch, I start to walk on Masaya Street. The street is busy moving people. It has become the station for tricycles to and from the three villages (UP Village, […]

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July 22, Pangasinan Liberation Day By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo IN a post on the FB Group Pangasinan Historical and Cultural Commission (PHCC), historian Jaime Veneracion said, “What June 12 is to the Philippines, July 22 would be to Pangasinan, the date when Pangasinan was liberated from Spanish colonial rule. This, according to this document…” together […]

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Armi By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo IT is not clear to me how I first met Armi Bangsal. I had this impression that she was introduced by Enoch Tan, but I could be wrong. Maybe she was introduced to me by another friend, Josefina (Josie) Lolarga. I have a clearer memory of how I met another […]

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The key By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo YESTERDAY, half of my day was spent looking for my keys. They are a bunch of keys that unlocks all doors relevant to me, including a room in our old house in Pozorrubio. My memory tells me, I normally put it inside my bag after opening the room, or […]

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Cosmos By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo TODAY one of the eight cosmos plants wilted. I was not able to water them yesterday. The seven others did not seem to be affected, except this one, which survived in the very little crowded space she was able to squeeze her existence. I got the seeds from an elderly […]

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Quincentennial Imperatives and Quintessential Beauties By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo THIS is my third attempt to write about how the church can be a source of creativity for its remaining believers. On all attempts, I am intermittently distracted unable to give a coherent ending. As I write, the fire tree on the highway invites attention and […]

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Faces of War By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo AT least 17 poets will be reading poems during the “Summer Solstice Poetry Reading” in celebration of the summer solstice dedicated to ending war and fostering peace to be held worldwide, simultaneously in at least 30 countries. The poetry reading in the Philippines will be held on Friday, […]

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The past and the volatile current By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – Great Gatsby SOME try to recapture the past especially if it brings back memories of love, especially love that was interrupted in between. Some want to recapture it to right […]

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