“Wala kang pakinabang” Isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, hindi na mabilang na beses. Lagi mong pinapaalala at tila baga isang buto, ito’y tumubo. “Wala kang pakinabang” Basag na baso. Natapong mantika. Putol-putol na katol. Mga bagay na di na mapapakinabangan. Ilang litrong luha dahil paulit-ulit kung magkulang. Wala, wala, wala akong pakinabang.
that napkin—daintily folded red sauce—wiped off my smirk and I—be silently labeled as part of a sector of women you call "clean" my spaghetti—twirled another bite-size hot-dog—forked I watched it disappear from your mouth, wondering how many more bigoted tongues live inside unsuspecting mouths?
I woke up a sleepy Jan. Do my chores as the daughter Jan. Then leave the house and take the jeepney and habal-habal rides as the passenger Jan. By the time I reach my desk I AM REELING. So before doing anything, I take a moment to pause. I may be itching to read all … Continue reading How many Jan’s in a day?
Reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at age 28 is not as smooth as one should ever expect. "And Edward was surprised to discover that he was listening." (77, DiCamillo) Yes, it's word-choice, narration, even pace are designed for younger readers. Again, I'm telling you: you won't go reading it in one go. Trust … Continue reading Just because it’s a children’s story doesn’t mean …