Where have they flown?

Our skies here are empty. The familiar squawks almost unheard of. A pair or two of these migratory geese and a few birds is what I have seen so far. Oh, where have all the geese flown this time? From what I remember, the inflight of the Canadian geese heralds spring inasmuch as their exflight…

Habagat, the Angry God

Like a spurned lover, Habagat is a very angry god, unleashing endless streams of rain in a show of might against rival Buhawi, the god of typhoon. Both smitten with Amihan, the goddess of cool, northeasterly wind, these legendary deities have elemental powers to win over the other – while lowly creatures that inhabited the…

How are you dying?

No, I didn’t ask how you are doing. I asked, “how are you dying?” I must be off today asking you that question. But an incident this morning about a friend dying of cancer triggered deja vu scenes in my mind. Deathbed scenes involving my grandfather, my grandmother, my father, then my mother, an uncle-in-law, and three…

Sincerely complimenting your partner works wonders

Long-standing marriages or partnerships may have stood the test of time, but not necessarily without risk of failing. As with any relationship, any marriage is constantly being challenged by the couples themselves. Their opposing personalities and preferences get in the way when the spark that blinded them to their respective individuality has long popped away.…

Closing a chapter

Middle age drives me to spend precious time writing randomly about anything that comes to mind in preventing mental decay of creeping old age. That’s a candid admission to make. But seriously, this writing exercise complements my weekly physical badminton routine, both of which I love doing. When time comes that I have to break…