Papa’s Japanese Rice

Papa’s Japanese Rice

The author pays homage to cooking of her father, who wore the apron at home.

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She Broke My Heart and Made It Whole Again

She Broke My Heart and Made It Whole Again

The author’s bond, break-up, and reconciliation with the inimitable writer Carmen Guerrero Nakpil.

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Of Fireflies and Firebrands

Of Fireflies and Firebrands

Yes, there was a time when living on the corner of EDSA and Cebu Avenue in Quezon City was like being in a quiet sanctuary.

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Coming Home in Ballesteros

Coming Home in Ballesteros

An old letter reunites a clan that had dispersed across an ocean, in two countries.

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The Stubbornness of a Long-Distance Runner

The Stubbornness of a Long-Distance Runner

What makes a good family man run, not just any run?

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Bourdain’s Last Famous Badass Words

Bourdain’s Last Famous Badass Words

The inside story of Anthony Bourdain’s first Philippine visit

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Random Acts of Kindness, Pinoy-Style

Random Acts of Kindness, Pinoy-Style

A Filipino expat finds that his homecomings are typically graced by his compatriots’ generosity.

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May I Call You Dad?

May I Call You Dad?

A man’s tangled life finally straightens out and is blessed by the discovery of his long-lost father.

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Me and the Little Girl Inside Me

Me and the Little Girl Inside Me

The writer still feels a little girl inside her asking questions, seeking answers, hating being shushed, working towards understanding and critically remembering.

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Of Mom and Maritime Memories

Of Mom and Maritime Memories

The author recalls his family’s Atlantic crossing and his mother, who made it possible.

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