Category Archives: English Entries

Auntie Sider

Kaarawan ngayon ng yumao kong tiya. Kung nabubuhay siya, dapat ay 96 years old na siya ngayon.  Bilang pagpupugay at pag-alaala ko sa kanya, ibabahagi ko itong personal essay na sinulat ko may tatlong taon bago siya pumanaw. Dahil sa kanyang … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Peque Gallaga: The Unedited Interview

Palabas ngayon sa Sineng Pambansa ang pelikulang “Sonata” na pinagbibidahan ni Cherie Gil at dinirek ng sikat na tambalang Peque Gallaga at Lore Reyes. Sabi sa isang review na nabasa ko sa internet, ito raw ang pinakamaganda sa lahat ng … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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The Lost Art of Love Letter Writing

I was surfing the web last night and stumbled upon an old article about the lost art of love letter writing which I wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2004. I’m re-posting this as a tribute to my abiding … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Surviving Manila

Four  or five of my foreigner friends are visiting Manila in the next few days and they’ve been asking me for tips on how to maximize their time in the Philippines. I’ve received emails from them and I thought I’d answer all … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Sisig in Taipei

It’s crispy and crunchy. It’s taste is a rich medley of saltiness and sourness with just the right dash of spiciness for the added kick. This Filipino dish, made from parts of pig’s head and liver, is served in a … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Vongole

For the benefit of my foreigner friends, I am again writing this blog in English. Over the holidays, I woke up feeling grouchy and quickly got my TV remote control hoping to see something uplifting on cable TV.  Less than a … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Toasteria

I’m writing this blog in English primarily for my Spanish friend Alexandre Moreno, who took me yesterday to “Toasteria Café,” and swore to high heavens that to him, this is the place where the best sandwiches in Taipei city are … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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