Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a term used when writers can’t think of anything to write, though this is not for lack of topics. Since my last post in February, almost two months ago, I’ve had every opportunity to write about: the Kaamulan Festival, the history of Bukidnon, Missy Bon Bon (the restaurant where I spend mostContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Where Are We Now?

On the night of December 16, 2011 (Friday), just before midnight, an event occurred in Cagayan de Oro that changed the way we look at Philippine weather cycles.  It was an experience so unexpected, so unprecedented and so disastrous that whenever it rains now, we fear a repeat of the catastrophe that wiped out moreContinue reading “CAGAYAN DE ORO, Where Are We Now?”

In Defense of Piolo Pascual

I know, I know, a kazillion blogs have been posted about the issue of Piolo Pascual being gay.  And a kazillion people probably believe that he IS gay, because why would he break up with the “perfect woman” KC Concepcion?  Ehem.. to me, that’s not surprising, but then again, my opinion of Ms. Concepcion isContinue reading “In Defense of Piolo Pascual”

Where the Road Ends

This used to be my playground This used to be our pride and joy This used to be the place we ran to That no one in the world could dare destroy — taken from the song This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna This was once a fun place to be – theContinue reading “Where the Road Ends”

Fun in the Philippines!

The Philippines has a new tourism slogan: “It’s More FUN in the Philippines” I’ve always said it and I’ve always believed it.  And I’m glad somebody finally realized it, too. You can see it in full color here:  http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/images/logo1.svg Here’s my contribution:

A Night at Home

We stayed at the Lodge tonight.  Would you believe I have NEVER stayed here ever before.  Oh, I lived in Cawayanon for 13 years, but in my house at the end of the road.  Even when we were moving out and supposedly the family is allowed to stay at the Lodge for a few days,Continue reading “A Night at Home”

Life Savers III

At home in Bukidnon, it was already raining in earnest.  I asked the van driver to enter the gate as I couldn’t jump over the water flowing over the canal.  You see, to get to my driveway from the highway, one had to cross a culvert which had sunk many years before due to continuousContinue reading “Life Savers III”

Life Savers II

It was a day like all days, and the night started like all nights, even though it was raining. Bonuses had been awarded and people were rushing to the malls to spend their hard-earned money.  Christmas was just around the corner and people were happy!  Then the nightmare of Typhoon Sendong changed it all inContinue reading “Life Savers II”

Life Savers

One night, not long ago, a typhoon raged.  In the city of Cagayan de Oro, drenching rain and howling wind pounded on roofs and streets.  But since this was a normal occurrence, and people were within the safety of their homes, it was easy to believe that this was the perfect weather to fall asleepContinue reading “Life Savers”

A Miracle in CDO

Cagayan de Oro City is widely known as “The City of Golden Friendship”.  This tag has never been more identified and exhibited as in the last few days. On the afternoon of December 16, Friday — the last day of classes and at the height of Christmas Party planning — it began to rain.  ThoseContinue reading “A Miracle in CDO”