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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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Bolasi By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo WHILE researching on the word “bolasi”, I found a site called “bucaio”, featuring the food and culture of the Philippines. Among the features were landscapes, products and resources of Pangasinan and Cavite. Bolasi, according to the writer, is called abukos or asobe in Cavite. In Pangasinan, bolasi is dried, and […]

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Tourism and Waste Matters By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo PANGASINAN has prepared a draft Provincial Tourism Development Framework Plan 2019-2025 which was presented to the members of the Provincial Tourism Development Planning Committee created under Executive Order 0068-2018. I am a member of this committee, but I was not able to attend this very important workshop […]

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Millennial consciousness By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo THE Pew Research Center recently classified the generation of Millennials as those born between 1981-1996 (23-38 years old). Michael Dimock, the President of the Center clarified that these “cutoff points aren’t an exact science.” These are tools to analyze “the different shifts in how age groups are experiencing the world—socially, […]

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La Cucaracha By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo I used to sing the song “Samonsindakit” with other children in Sangilo, where I grew up as a child. It is a joyful song which we sang and danced to on top of our voices, without understanding what it meant. “Samonsindakit sinidana! Samonsindakit sinino ay no Samonsindakit sinidana Iskamin […]

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“Home along da riles” By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo BACK in 2003, I had the chance to watch Home Along Da Riles (Home Along the Rails), a Philippine situational comedy series that aired on ABS-CBN. The title was inspired by the film “Home Alone” retaining the main character’s first name, Kevin. The story revolved around the life […]

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Between the Devil and the deep “Red” sea By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo THE Philippines could be the frog holding on to the gaping mouth of a crocodile in a photo titled “Frog and Crocodile, South Africa”, shot by Jonathan Blair of National Geographic. Whether the frog holds on to the sharp fangs of the crocodile […]

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Dancing shadow By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo WHEN I was twenty, it is as if I could do almost anything.  I felt invincible. I fearlessly committed mistakes, because I was young and had all the time to correct them. I loved to the full, irrespective of the risk and the pain, without anything to gain. I […]

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