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Demolishing Rambotito

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‘Demolition job” is a phrase that has gained currency in our politics—a fairly recent usage, maybe a mere couple of generations.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Rx for the pain of loss


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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 »

How I started afresh at 76

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“OLD CHECKERED House” by
GrandmaMoses, 1943 (age 83)

On the eve of my 76th birthday in May, I felt a rare excitement. With people living to be 100, I wondered about the long years that lay ahead of me. Would my life be more of the same, or could a new passage possibly begin?

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Motherhood–how does one do it?


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Time spent at my daughter’s home in Florida has stirred memories when I was a working housewife in the United States and she was just a baby. As I watch her play her many roles and wear different hats, I am in awe of her stamina and dedication. I tell her: “You are like a juggler, keeping all the balls up in the air and not dropping a single one. How do you do it?”

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

Did I or didn’t I?


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

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