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Rx for the pain of loss

SEATED: Susan C. Medina, Evelyn B. Roces, Malu D. Unson. Standing: Cleo G. Llamas, Gigi A.
Carlos,Menchi L. Cu-unjieng, Glory L. Alcuaz, Tess R. Alba, the celebrator, Ninit R. Paterno,
Marilou R. Laurena, the author, Buchie L. Ayuyao, Rita Ledesma, Malu A. Veloso

Anesthesia was invented for people like me.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Did I or didn’t I?

“I THINK I’m growing the wrong hairs!”

Lately I find myself relying more and more on Lani’s memory than my own. Lani has been our lone kasambahay for nearly a decade now. If I depended on her before owing merely to laziness, I’m a long way from that now. It all beganquite innocently—but of course.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

The ghosts of August


On Aug. 13,1990, I became, to Carlo, a first-time grandmother—Mamita. In that golden moment, all the ghostly aspects surrounding both the month of August and the number 13 lost their dreaded power to cause me harm or spook my luck.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

It’s only money

“…BUT can’t buy me love”. VOS

How many times have I heard it and now ask, how can anyone, indeed, belittle money?

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why they are coming home and retiring in good old Pinas

JIM and Hedy Toolen

As if it’s the most natural thing, Filipinos who have spent their most productive years abroad come home not only to retire but also to share both wealth and know-how.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »