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Khok: Veggie plantito
AHOY there! Or should it be, timbeeer?Almost anywhere I go in cyberspace, it’s plant enthusiasts (PEs) I bump into. Oh, even in my little old village, PEs are sprouting like mung beans everywhere. Before I get corrected, PEs are now ...
From 6 days ago
Khok: ‘Scotchy biz’
SORRY to say, the scotchy business in the title doesn’t entitle you to drink like a fish. That brings me to this question: How many lowballs of Scotch whisky does it take to make butterscotch bars?Answer: None, but a tumbler ...
From 13 days ago
Khok: ‘PB marbles’ biz
PEANUT butter. Other than making PB dipping sauce, and PB sandwich, is there anything else we can do with this breadmate?My cousin Dona said PB can be used as cake filling or frosting.Krystalle, my niece, said, “Bake nutty cookies and ...
From 20 days ago
Khok: Thank you veggie much
“Thank you very much” is a polite way of acknowledging a beautiful gesture or something good. Cebu is thankful for the new quarantine category given to the city: MGCQ or merry, grateful, careful, quenched.At last the family’s thirst for some ...
From 27 days ago
Khok: When food is funny
Laughter is a good medicine, and is effective in driving away worries. Laugh with me. Food can be a good source of laughter.I’m thinking of that old “cannibal” joke, of course, tweaked by your Uncle Ober.Cannibal 1: Hmm, this food ...
From 34 days ago
Khok: Always about food
My nephew watched me as I was writing this week’s story. Then the boy spoke.“Will you be my teacher, Uncle Oh?” Pannon asked.“Worried about school?”“Yes,” he replied, his almond eyes searching my face. “Oct. 5.”I thought for a second. “Most ...
From 41 days ago
Khok: Slow and sour
I appreciate a failing internet connection.Yes, you lose your lifeline to the world of information, entertainment and communication. While you’re waiting, you count how many times the randy lizards on the ceiling tap their tails to attract a mate (maybe—I ...
From 48 days ago
Khok: The lighter side of:Jovian encounter
By our trash cans, space travelers from Jupiter will surmise they know us: Tin-eating, and junk food-loving people who have a lust for concrete.We know, of course, Jupiter is an inhospitable ball of hydrogen and helium with four moons. Still, ...
From 55 days ago
Khok: Missing rolling greengrocers
I look back to the days of long ago when rickety pushcarts asserted themselves on busy city streets.Be-hatted drivers of such carts, built with a patchwork of tired lumber and limp plywood, positioned themselves where human traffic was sure to ...
From 62 days ago
Khok: Protocol sandwich
“UNCLE O, what’s a ‘protocol?’” my nephew, Pannon asked.I replied: “It’s not a ‘what’ but a ‘who,’ Pannon. Like, ‘Did my friend Proto call today?’ That’s who.”My Aunt Tita Blitte chortled, but chided me just the same. “Don’t tease the ...
From 69 days ago