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SAVORING THE ARTS IN ILOILO

Travel SAVORING THE ARTS IN ILOILO By Pablo A. Tariman I am back in Iloilo on a weekend for the much-anticipated cello recital of 12-year old Damodar Das Castillo with pianist Dingdong Fiel at the Nelly Garden in Iloilo on … Continue reading

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ODE TO MY FIFTH GRANDCHILD

Hearth and Home ODE TO MY FIFTH GRANDCHILD By Pablo A. Tariman My daughter was scheduled to deliver her daughter on Jan. 9, her second child after a gap of 15 years. She has been based in Frankfurt for nine … Continue reading

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AN INTIMATE SINGAPORE

Travel AN INTIMATE SINGAPORE By Pablo A. Tariman One has been to Singapore once before but the hectic schedule was such it was like a programmed, if, blitzkrieg visit to all the city state’s cultural landmarks. There was no time … Continue reading

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FETCH ME A MEMORY

Hearth and Home FETCH ME A MEMORY By Pablo A. Tariman The kitchen sink is clear, the potted plants trimmed and the menial act of laundry washing has now ended in the clothesline. It is a Sunday and tomorrow is … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON PASIG CITY ON ITS 446TH YEAR

Islander in the City REFLECTIONS ON PASIG CITY ON ITS 446TH YEAR By Pablo Tariman Today (July 2) is a special non-working holiday in Pasig City on account of its 446th founding anniversary. It is also the second day of … Continue reading

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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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