Category

G Spot

A taste of heaven (Part 2)

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo A group of eight bikers arrived as we were leaving the area before three o’clock in the afternoon. My companions took their turns taking a bath in a makeshift shack made of bamboos. JC and Chloe took a shower in a faucet under the bamboo trees….

Read More

A taste of heaven (Part 2)

By October 24, 2021G Spot

A taste of heaven (Part 1)

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo IT was an experience, unexpected and unpredictably dangerous trek. My nephew, JC, thought his head was going to be staked in a bamboo after the vehicle he rode in skidded 30 kilometers per hour going down a ravine 20 feet below, so he ducked his head….

Read More

A taste of heaven (Part 1)

By October 18, 2021G Spot

Mine-ing

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE Lingayen Gulf is described by the ICLARM Technical Report: Lingayen Gulf coastal area management plan: National Economic Development Authority, Region 1: San Fernando, La Union (Philippines), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 1992 as follows: “The coastal area of Lingayen Gulf represents a continuum…

Read More

Mine-ing

By October 11, 2021G Spot

The communal garden

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   MY dad’s garden was a garden of necessity. He planted for nourishment. We had abundant supply of pechay, ampalaya, kabatiti, patola, upo, kjalabasa, pallang, kardis, saluyot and some others whose names I have forgotten. We had mangoes, papayas, bayabas, lomboy, various citrus fruits. The neighbors…

Read More

The communal garden

By October 4, 2021G Spot

Perfect landing

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THERE are friends we can entrust some of our secrets, although there are very few of them, not more than half the total count of our fingers. In these fingers, the secrets live a life, free and unconstrained, in total trust and acceptance, and thrive,…

Read More

Perfect landing

By September 27, 2021G Spot

The other memory

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmn Pasalo   I was having conversation with my father, then he suddenly fell on the bed and stopped breathing. I pumped his heart, but to no avail. I called for help, but no one heard me. Then I woke up, panting, like a tired horse. It was…

Read More

The other memory

By September 20, 2021G Spot

Monuments of love

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I learned that a monument of Rizal was taken down to give way to another monument in a Pangasinan town, fermenting a quiet dissent among Masons and Rizal advocates. Another monument was beheaded by a lightning in a Pangasinan island some time ago. Whether these…

Read More

Monuments of love

By September 13, 2021G Spot

I know you

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IN the book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell redefines how we can understand the world around us. He revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Gladwell talks about the processing of information from “thin-slicing” or filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number…

Read More

I know you

By September 6, 2021G Spot

Susan

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IT is difficult to deal with a death in the family. It is more difficult if the person who passed away is not sick, and there are no indications that she would die any time soon. But it happens. Some die suddenly in accidents. Some…

Read More

Susan

By August 30, 2021G Spot

Do you know where you’re going to?

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   FOR a country largely dependent on foreign tourism, the Philippines is now dependent on domestic tourism. In a chart entitled, “Domestic versus International Tourism, % of in-country tourism spending, 2019 or latest year”, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), almost 90…

Read More

Do you know where you’re going to?

By August 23, 2021G Spot