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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Mayette Q. Tabada
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TOMATOES change color, even these store-bought ones. I can eat raw the ripe ones with fried “bolinao (anchovies)” for meal after meal. Waiting for the hard green irregular spheres to turn pliant and mushy, I am aware of not just ...
From 493 days ago
HALF of the mahogany trees growing beyond the fence have started their summer ritual: shedding leaves.Silhouetted against the half-finished high structure abandoned after last Tuesday’s imposition of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon are bare branches festooned with the sprigs ...
From 500 days ago
IT was past three in the morning. Friday the 13th. Wondered what woke me and read the phone screen: “Kumusta namo diha (how are you doing)?”So S. and I reconnected the gap of some 30 years when I stayed put ...
From 507 days ago
Tabada: Monggo Friday
I HAVE a bias against Fridays: in the country, this is the day when monggo (mung bean) soup is only available.Why Friday? As a commuter, I have learned never to schedule any errand or appointment on a Friday. When I ...
From 514 days ago
WHAT would be the story surrounding a policeman meeting a fixer on a train?A meeting I witnessed on the Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) System departed from the one created by Patricia Highsmith in her novel, “Strangers on a Train,” ...
From 521 days ago
Tabada: Slogans of love
LOVE is a tagline.Like the pails of roses and bouquets inundating the public pulse last Feb. 14, some took to the public sphere of mass media to spread advocacies for lovers, those about to fall in love, those resisting love ...
From 535 days ago
Tabada: Masked interiors
THE eyes are restless creatures, fugitive fidgety wary.Living near enough to Taal Volcano when it erupted last Jan. 12, I relocated to Metro Manila and took refuge behind an N95 mask.The flimsy sheet of fiber has turned gray from airborne ...
From 549 days ago
SHE wore grey.Nearly two weeks after the Taal Volcano erupted, I still think of her as a lady who is not done yet with surprising us.This anthropomorphic tendency to attribute human qualities to an animal or object is fed by ...
From 556 days ago
THE smell of sulfur wafting in through the open bedroom window was odd in the usual Sunday mix of neighbors’ cooking odors. Alone at home, I was reading a novel to break days of plodding through philosophy and talking to ...
From 563 days ago
DONNING my first pair of eyeglasses made me realize what I missed in the world.An incorrigible habit of reading while traveling or lying in bed made me astigmatic by my early teens. As the optometrist made me read letters projected ...
From 570 days ago