Bisayangdako: Writing Cebuano Culture and Arts (Erlinda Kintanar Alburo)

For a book that covers the long and enduring story of Cebuano literature, Bisayangdako is an easy and pleasurable read. Perhaps, we can attribute it to the fact that I'm a homegrown Bisdak (Cebu City-bred). Some words (gugma), places  (Parian), and events (Sinulog) are familiar to me. And then the rest is a whole, new … Continue reading Bisayangdako: Writing Cebuano Culture and Arts (Erlinda Kintanar Alburo)

Bathing ears

Tonight I closed my eyes, let it surrender to the bright yellow glare of a bulb overhead. I let the sounds of the nearby engine bathe my ears. I've shut my eyes and opened my ears, letting its straining auricles drink the mess of a Friday night where everyone is dressed to dine out, have fun, … Continue reading Bathing ears