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A cake left out in the rain


My accomplishment of the year is a pouf of white hair on top of my head. No, it wasn’t as fearless a decision as you may think. Just that one day, I combed my hair the opposite direction and found that, underneath the assortment of gray, blond and red streaks, it had turned white. Like spun sugar. I was beginning to look like my mother, but never mind.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Nothing’s gonna change my world

“EL BOBO de la Yuca” (2014) by GCF

“Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup/ They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe/ Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind/ Possessing and caressing me

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Champagne and beer


I have been watching Classica, the precious SkyCable channel 192, which shows opera (I am more interested in the staging and the costumes than the German, Italian or French singing, which is beyond me); dance in all forms, from “Swan Lake” to modern and freestyle; and concerts, sometimes held in grand outdoor settings.

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

Decorated wheelchairs: A reprise

CUSTOM calesa
wheelchair byMarc Cosico

Last year, Dr. Joven Cuanang and I conceptulized an art event for Apolinario Mabini’s birthday. The Apo Mabini wheelchair parade was held within the environs of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City. Yesterday I received Wig Tysmans’ very clear photos of them and thought it would be nice to remember the event.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Diagnostic rituals

THESE lovely “beaded” curtains made out
of discarded plasticwrappers of
comestibles were crafted by the mother of
my katulong, Aiko. They hang in Lanelle
Abueva Fernando’s Crescent Moon Café in
Antipolo and are available by order.

I felt I didn’t deserve to wait two hours in still another doctor’s clinic, only to be told in the next second to go get another test.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »