Category Archives: My neighborhood

The Luckier Ones

It’s summer here in the Philippines and it seems like the hottest summer so far, though we say that about every summer. Everyone finds a way to get through the heat, from the most to the least expensive. The rich … Continue reading

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Memories of Summers Past

When I was a girl in Laur, Nueva Ecija, summer was the most exciting and most awaited moment of my young life, Christmas season being the second. The first of such awaited events of course was the Holy Week which … Continue reading

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My Former Neighborhood

I almost forgot I good it feels to be in my former neighborhood. I didn’t realize how much I missed my hometown and I feel so glad that I was given another chance to come home and stay here again … Continue reading

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It’s Palm Sunday

  I arrived in church at exactly 8am. It was jam-packed with churchgoers. I wasn’t even able to go inside. Or rather, I didn’t dare go inside. The idea was making me claustrophobic, so, I stayed outside where I could … Continue reading

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Thankful to Go Out

  After a recent attack of high blood pressure, I was happy to be able to go to mass this morning. Though I still felt kind of weak, I managed to go to church, after all it took only an … Continue reading

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Lights Out Brings Back Memories

  Last Saturday, we joined the 2014 Earth Hour. And since it was very hot inside the house with all the electric fans turned off, we preferred to stay outside while the Earth Hour was going on. With the lights … Continue reading

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The Grumpy Jeepney Driver

  I went to Divisoria yesterday to buy some materials for my bead bags. From my house in Caloocan City, I needed to get to Blumentritt, first, and take a jeep going to Divisoria. I don’t know if it was … Continue reading

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My Childhood Games

  I grew up in the province during the 80s. In those days, computers were unheard of yet. There were no gadgets except for Game N Watch which only the rich families could afford. There was no cell phone either, … Continue reading

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What Did We Do with Our Surroundings?

I enjoy my everyday morning walks. What I don’t enjoy is what I see when I’m walking. In fact, I don’t simply not enjoy it, I hate it. This is what I see. How can I not hate it? Whoever … Continue reading

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The Closest Thing We Have to ‘Autumn’

  Though I’ve always been fascinated by Winter, I admit I don’t want it basically because I can’t stand too much cold. Needless to say, I enjoy living in a tropical country where you can wear sleeveless tank and short … Continue reading

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