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The sun is back


Vergel and I can’t remember going through anything darker at anytime than in the past four weeks, the longest sunless four weeks of our lives, when she was kept from us, taken with such obvious, yet unwritten, court consent that all hope of getting her back seemed lost.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Gilda Ball

CB GARRUCHO, Paulynn Sicam and Kidlat Tahimik. PHOTOS BY RICHARD REYES

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sweating the small stuff


If my husband had his way, he’d probably live in a vacuum. How many times have I come home to an airless home—windows, glass doors shut, no air-con on, not even the fan, and he’s sound asleep on the couch, hugging his guitar as though it were a soft pillow, breathing in the same carbon dioxide he breathes out.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Patience for the old goat


“Towel!” my husband cries out. Uh-oh, I must have forgotten to replace the his-and-hers towels I had removed after showering last night. How easily I forget tasks when I put them off for later, especially tasks not normally assigned me, such as this one, which falls on my kasambahay Lani, who happens to be on vacation.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

My funny Valentine’s Day


Romance chooses no occasion—especially not for us old fogies. We neither wait for it nor worry about it; it happens when it happens. In fact, this Valentine’s Day we had resigned ourselves, quite happily, to waking up with my five-year-old granddaughter Mona asleep between us.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »