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Sifting through old memories


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Reviewing my journals from 1994 onwards, I found interesting gems. The following is supposed to be a nonsexist “Our Father” which a group of us tried to choreograph into movement.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Relationship | Read More »

Forever and ever


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WITH my co-exhibitor and hugger Ryan Villamael

Forever 81 is now forever 84. Old enough to know better, hehe. Weekly columns take one week to write and one week in advance to send. So here is a terribly late advance photo of me and Ryan Villamael, hopefully in a provocative pose.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Basic Pinoy


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“MIGRATION Theory”. ART BY GCF 2008

The Tabon Cave on the west coast of Palawan was named after the tabon bird, which deposited thick layers of guano during periods when the cave was uninhabited. Thus was produced a cement-like floor of bird dung that could be used by early man.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Colonizing the Filipinos


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ART NOUVEAU. Painting by Nik Ricio for GCF Books 1977

George Ade’s “Stories of Benevolent Assimilation (of the Philippines)” originally appeared in the Chicago Record once a week, from July 8 to Oct. 18, 1899, until collected in book form. George Ade was anti-imperialist like Mark Twain (who was passionate and sarcastic in his comments). George Ade, on the other hand, was “superior and amused,” “pricking the pretensions of the expansionists.” Here is a reproduction of another story.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Cross your heart and hope to die!


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ART BY GC

Manila paper? My maid looked blankly at me, then declared firmly, No such thing! No one knew what Manila paper was?!

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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