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THE HOUSE BY THE SEA

Vignettes THE HOUSE BY THE SEA By Pablo A. Tariman The only family home I remember was the one facing an islet in my hometown in Baras, Catanduanes. I suppose that house stood in the late 50s before a strong … Continue reading

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THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD

Vignettes THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD By Pablo A. Tariman This place called Sta. Elena in Virac, Catanduanes holds a special place in my childhood memory. That’s where some of the island Guerreros come from and if you didn’t know it yet, … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS

Vignettes TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS By Pablo A. Tariman Tears flowed profusely as a Lumad father looked at his son who just finished college. Same for the poor farmer whose son graduated at the PMA with high honors. When you … Continue reading

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BORACAY IN MY MIND

Vignettes BORACAY IN MY MIND By Pablo A. Tariman I am not one person you can invite to a place just because it was fashionable to be seen there. Thus, many years earlier, I was not in a hurry to … Continue reading

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A FEW GOOD YEARS

Vignettes A FEW GOOD YEARS By Pablo A. Tariman There is something foreboding when you realize you are hitting your 70th year when the year ends. As far as your body is concerned, you are still productive as you beat … Continue reading

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ISLAND SUMMER

Vignettes ISLAND SUMMER By Pablo A. Tariman When I think of summer, my thoughts inevitably turn to the island of my birth in Baras, Catanduanes. Where I was born, I think of the high bright sun of barrio Tilod where … Continue reading

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ALL MY DAUGHTERS

Vignettes ALL MY DAUGHTERS By Pablo A. Tariman “Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight With lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed”               … Continue reading

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LIFE BENEATH THE BRIDGE AND OTHER DOCU DISCOVERIES

TV Notes LIFE BENEATH THE BRIDGE AND OTHER DOCU DISCOVERIES By Pablo A. Tariman There is a rare, if, intense, sense of daring as broadcast journalist Atom Araullo documents a day in a life of a family living underneath Jones … Continue reading

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AUNTS

Hometown Memories AUNTS By Pablo A. Tariman Aunt Alice — the last of my paternal aunts — passed away last week. I told my cousin I couldn’t make it to the wake. I prefer to remember her happy moments when … Continue reading

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WHY DANSEUR VICTOR MAGUAD CONNECTS WITH THE FILM ‘CENTER STAGE’

Ballet Notes WHY DANSEUR VICTOR MAGUAD CONNECTS WITH THE FILM ‘CENTER STAGE’ By Pablo A. Tariman There is a bit of the millennial Pinoy danseur in Victor Maguad who is dancing Basilio in the revival of Don Quixote mounted by … Continue reading

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