I SHARED a short conversation with my grandnephew, Jared, many posts ago. I am now writing another, this time a dialogue with my sister. (Note: I heard this conversation this morning. It was partly in Tagalog, except for his last reply which was in English.) Jared: You know, I miss the times when I need … Continue reading His So-Called Old Life
A fresh line of engine smoke lingered across the sky. It was beautifully captured next to an old, withering tree. I'm sure the tree was magnificent as the jet line. I love looking up in the sky. You'll just be surprised with what sight comes next. That line and the dried branches colliding above. Writing … Continue reading Treasures found when I looked up in the sky.
THIS IS Batman. The latest stray cat we found months back. In this photo, he sits beside a broomstick, known as walis-tingting. Based on folk tales, broomsticks are associated with witches. Although Batman loves broomsticks (and any kinds of brooms), he does not ride them. He only plays with them; entwines the pieces and leaves them … Continue reading Our Not So Scary Little Witch
TODAY is just an ordinary day. But for my grandnephew Jared, this day marks the beginning of another chapter in his childhood: Losing his teeth! As a person who keeps mementos of anything of personal value, I decided to post his journey on a piece of paper for him to recall when he hits his tenth or … Continue reading These Two Events, Eight Years Apart