UPSHOTS

Six typhoons in two months. “Ulysses” for the swan song. Looking back at the congregation of storms — from my quarantine window.          

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THE EGONGOTS

An enlightenment I picked up somewhere for this covidlization: The World says “PANIC, PANIC EVERYTHING IS OUT OF CONTROL” The Buddhist says “Relax, relax, everything is out of control” ___ There is a healing process going on. Silent and painful. I have to look back at the Egongots. See if there is a sign of […]

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EXCERPTS FROM THE FLOOD

Waiting in a line, I think of the people in my contact list. With too much to do in this programmed life, I have lost touch to so many. The long queue for the ATM is a break from it all. This was the day before the day before Christmas 2018. Everyone in high holiday […]

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MOMENTS OF SILENCE

Sampaloc is no place for a mahogany tree. Attorney Rafael Cortes knew this so well he surrendered his sapling to me one day in 2004. There’s just no spot for it in his space in Dos Castillas street. To Tanza, I took the young tree. Where the ground shreds traces of a once farmland. Very […]

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