Martial Law Stories 1: Curfew

Martial Law Stories 1: Curfew

It didn’t take long for the people to find ways to work around the restrictions.

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Yes, Boracay

Yes, Boracay

I consider myself very lucky to have seen Boracay at its pristine state. In 1984, I was with friends seeking relaxation from a frenzied weekend in Kalibo for Ati-atihan, when we decided to drive over to the coast of Aklan (which I know now as Caticlan) and take a motorized banca to an island that shimmered like an emerald in the sun.

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Backyards

Backyards

Before our road trip across America, I’d forgotten how much I loved backyards. I grew up on a university campus when there were no boundaries between houses, and kids were free to roam the lush and verdant backyards in search of trees to climb and ripe fruits to pick.

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Road Scholars

Road Scholars

It has been 11 days since my husband and I left our home in the San Francisco Bay Area and embarked on our longtime dream of a road trip across the expanse of the US – from sea to shining sea, as the anthem goes.  

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10 Reasons to Love – or Hate – Retirement

10 Reasons to Love – or Hate – Retirement

You’re finally retired. Now what?

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Twilight Time

Twilight Time

We faced the Manhattan skyline across the Hudson, watching it turn to red, pink, orange, purple and blue as the sun’s dwindling rays were reflected and refracted by the glass windows of the skyscrapers.

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Good Filipino Reads

Good Filipino Reads

This is why reading books by authors of Filipino heritage (wherever they may be in the world) is so important: their stories are our stories writ immortal, and by reading them, we get to understand ourselves more.

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Creative Subversion

Creative Subversion

It was a time for meeting kindred spirits in the unlikeliest of places and situations. It was also a time for looking deep inside oneself and finding out what's there, be it bravery or cowardice. Most of all, for the writers and artists who fought the regime, it was a time for creative subversion.

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