On entering Shaw Boulevard from Edsa in Mandaluyong City, one can’t help but notice a well-manicured tract of prime lot with two 1950s houses, a shadowy one and a larger vintage structure with a stretch of off-white walls. The first house on the right is Doy and Celia Laurel’s.
I am a lesbian and I’ve been involved in a 12-year relationship. It’s been smooth sailing until last summer when my girlfriend had a reunion with old officemates, including her ex. I was the one who encouraged her to go because I trusted her. A month later, I received an e-mail from our common friend saying that my partner and the ex she met in the reunion have been communicating. She didn’t deny it when I confronted her.
PANSIT. Cooked noodle dish. PANSIT LUGLOG. Fresh or dried bihon (thin noodles) cooked in a thick reddish sauce. Luglog means to cook by immersing in boiling water or broth with the use of (originally) a woven rattan ladle with a long handle. The noodles are immersed in the liquid (linuluglog). When lifted, the broth or water simply drips through. Also known as pansit palabok. Eaten with patis and kalamansi.
Christmas is a big deal in the Tantoco home, as it is in a typical Filipino family.