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(Been) There and Back Again


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Scene of sheep and serenity at the Shire

The sheep farmer was rooting for New Zealand’s national rugby team All Blacks in a hotly-contested game when he heard someone at the door. It was a stranger. Could he talk to him, the man said, about a possible business deal?

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

ASKI (and You Shall Receive)


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After years of working abroad, she came home to finally be with her son. But to her dismay, he was cold, distant and hostile, and would engage her in shouting matches at the slightest provocation. It was a reaction that mystified this overseas Filipino worker (OFW), until she learned of his diminished status among his peers now that his mother no longer earned in dollars.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Living Up to its Sales Pitch


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MODERN MADONNA: “Kapatad” mother and child in SM’s Cultural Minority Ward in Porac, Pampanga (Inquirer/Joseph Agcaoili)

On top of that, this hospital ward in Porac is notable for adapting to the needs and cultural beliefs of its beneficiaries.  As is their custom, kapatad families cluster around their sick member, offering comfort and company as well as hot meals cooked over an open fire in the hospital grounds. At the pedia ward, [...]

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Call him Santa’s little helper

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Erik mulls the items he would show to a client

He describes his six-month stint as a Unesco consultant in the beleaguered West Bank in Palestine as “loads of fun,” so you can tell that Leif-Erik Hannikainen can deftly handle any corpulent client who insists on dressing like Carrie Bradshaw for the Polo Club ball.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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