Category

G Spot

The transitory permanence of things

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WE are bound to meet for a short period of time, before we move on, to places we have never been, or to places we have been before. The experiences are unique, appearing to have come from the same source, but may be coming from…

Read More

The colors of the rainbow

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   ROYGBIV, a guide my mother made me memorize to remember the colors of the rainbow, in the same manner that “Man Very Easily Makes Jokes So U Never Pout” ingrained itself in my memory as a guide to the first letters of the 9 planets….

Read More

Maginhawa Community Pantry

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   A few hours from now and the Maginhawa Community Pantry shall begin to share the goods it received from various individuals and groups from all parts of the country. All the other pantries that have sprouted all over the country will open as well, some…

Read More

Urbai Equation

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WHEN I listen to Dr. Tony Leachon, former Special Adviser to the National Task Force on COVID-19, the conclusion is that the Philippine Healthcare system is on the verge of a collapse. To him, and most of the scientific community, there is no other conclusion…

Read More

The light

By | G Spot, Opinion

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE dawn is my constant friend. Like clockwork, it wakes me up at 4:00 a.m., making me witness the quiet blending of light and darkness in the sky, the slow disappearance of stars before my eyes, making me feel the soft caress of the passing…

Read More

Goods Samaritan

By | G Spot, Opinion

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo THIS is not another word from a friend who uses “foots” as the plural form of foot, or his extension of its context when a lot of people march on their “feets”. Goods is not a new word, it is an old word with a new…

Read More

G Spot

By | G Spot, Opinion

Women and World Water Day By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IT would have been a day for dancing, singing and poetry if the pandemic did not happen. Women’s Month celebrations across the years were happy occasions, a combination of intellectual discussions and lively festivities. The event, “Women, Environment and Poetry”…

Read More

G Spot

By | G Spot, Opinion

Unsent By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THESE days, I have written so many letters, all waiting to be sent. One reason they have not been sent is I want to read and re-read them again, to see if, over time, I want to say the same things. Another reason is…

Read More

G Spot

By | G Spot, Opinion

Authenticity By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   EARLY morning past midnight, I received a call from Luz Maria Lopez, a friend from Puerto Rico. Luz and I met at a 2016 literary conference in India and maintained our friendship since that time. We have occasional video chats that lasted for thirty…

Read More

G Spot

By | G Spot, Opinion

March and the first full moon By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE term “Ides” refers to the first full moon of a given month, normally occurring between the 13th and 15th. At some point in time, Ides “signified the new year, which meant celebrations and rejoicing”. The first thing that comes…

Read More