Ow, My Back

Age I was given: 15 by Ayeen Karunungan Where I lived: My childhood home in Cebu smelled of dust and cake ground into the parquet floors. Out front, bougainvilleas all but hid the front gate. The house itself was old and Spanish in style, with a dirty kitchen and a laundry area housed in a separate building in the back. This tiny structure was the … Continue reading Ow, My Back

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Viva Sinulog Trivia!

  Everything* you need to know about the Philippines’ largest (and most awesome) religious festival slash street party. The Festival Sinulog is a festival held in Cebu City that celebrates and honors the Santo Niño (the infant Jesus). The festival lasts for 9 days. It begins on the Thursday after the Feast of the Epiphany and ends on the third Sunday of January with the … Continue reading Viva Sinulog Trivia!

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Sinulog. Less Fun In The Hospital.

After nearly a week of his much-publicized illness, my brother finds out that he gets to go home on Sinulog day – basically the most important day of the year in our hometown. This is how he celebrates.:     Maybe he’s just all too glad that we won’t have to watch this livestream of the Sinulog festivities. A dude’s going to attach a webcam … Continue reading Sinulog. Less Fun In The Hospital.

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Scenes from Aeroplane Windows

I’m in the land of bacon and maple for the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ll tell you about it sometime, only now I’m sitting alone in the Vancouver International Airport, listening to PA announcements in French, trying to fight jet lag and ass numbness. So I’ll share these photos taken from plane windows instead. Gorgeous bridge in Vancouver. Reminds me of the new Cebu-Mactan bridge … Continue reading Scenes from Aeroplane Windows

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