Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
As soon as I’m relieved of the two gift boxes of ensemadas by the maid, I find my way into younger cousin Tina’s air-conditioned living room. It was like stepping into a nursery where twin toddlers, exhausted from play perhaps, have dropped into a morning nap.
While most senior citizens aged 60 to 70 years are turned down by many companies, they get a second wind in their lives through an employment program spearheaded by SM Supermalls aimed at empowering them to be relevant members of society.
By Marla Yotoko Chorengel
Will your mother-in-law’s tongue lull you to sleep? Well, it did for me. The secret of this “quaint” sleeping arrangement was revealed to me by a Catholic nun, my cousin Sister Mary Anne of the Medical Mission Sisters, during a recent visit at their farm called Haven for Ecological Alternative Living (Heal) in Villasis town, Pangasinan province.
By Chit Roces-Santos
Learn or perish! That’s the mortal challenge of the communication age. And for us seniors the threat, if good indeed, would naturally be more imminent. But it would seem healthier for us to take up the challenge advisedly, limitedly.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
My sister was blind for seven years. She had a freak high blood pressure stroke that cut her optic nerve. Tess died early. The first message from the afterlife that I intuited from her was cute and naughty: “Now I can see you but you can’t see me!”