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by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - April 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Death sneaks up on some people like a fart in the wind. A couple of friends passed away last Holy Week, including an askal named Jesus Christ. The streets of Cebu were practically deserted as we passed...
Donut - Stand – Bye
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - April 1, 2007 - 12:00am
Maddie, remember our high school classmate Cherry Ann? Well, she passed away this week. Huh? What happened to her? Would you believe how unglamorous the way she died! After attending a late mass at the...
Who's Who?
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - March 25, 2007 - 12:00am
My sister and her best friend came over with her ball gown because she needed some accessories to go with her masquerade look for her graduation ball. Not knowing how her gown looks, I personally got tired...
How to Back Swing a Mouse
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - March 18, 2007 - 12:00am
I was in line at the checkout counter in my neighborhood grocer when this lady in a white lab coat offered to check out people's Body Mass Index (BMI) for free. My turn came when she proclaimed that I was...
Tambay
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - March 11, 2007 - 12:00am
Sa may eskina Banawa, Cebu - Whenever I get bored hanging out in malls and cafes where everything seems glorified, nothing beats having a walk in my neighborhood. I consider myself lucky to be able to indulge...
Uninvited
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - February 25, 2007 - 12:00am
Sitting in a café one lazy morning, I found myself drifting off to sleep when a familiar face walked in - uninvited. I laughed out loud. Not again!
Kung Hei Fat Luck
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - February 18, 2007 - 12:00am
Ma'am, what's your purpose for this visit to view the kids here? Well, I woke up this morning and thought of visiting an orphanage this Valentine's Day. I don't mind giving away some of my love together...
Strange Love
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - February 12, 2007 - 12:00am
Pueblo de Argao, Cebu - What do you do if you just met someone who instantly falls in love with you and asks you to go off with him to some far away place in the middle of the night?
Strange Love
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - February 11, 2007 - 12:00am
Pueblo de Argao, Cebu - What do you do if you just met someone who instantly falls in love with you and asks you to go off with him to some far away place in the middle of the night?
Dances with Life
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - January 21, 2007 - 12:00am
My family's New Year ritual is to visit the Virgin of the Rule (Birhen sa Regla) in Opon, Mactan. As kids, my parents would stuff our polka-dotted or striped outfits with coins for us to give alms to the...
Visitation Rights
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - January 14, 2007 - 12:00am
One Friday morning, I found myself anxious over what pasalubong to bring to someone I haven't met and was going to visit. My favorite golden roses came to mind but it just didn't feel right. Suddenly, I...
Please Stay On the Line
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - January 7, 2007 - 12:00am
Welcome to the Republic of Permits and Licenses. Once again, the annual trek to City Hall is now open for monkey business as permits and licenses are being renewed. Each New Year promises a more efficient...
Post Partum Party
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - December 31, 2006 - 12:00am
Caleruega, Batangas - On Christmas Eve, I asked my friend "Do you pray?" No, I don't anymore. For a moment I thought, how can anyone not pray? Prayer is food for our soul. Prayer connects us to the divine...
All Wrapped Up
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - December 24, 2006 - 12:00am
Right before I left for my birthday trip, I set up our Christmas look at home around October, knowing I wouldn't want to be bothered after a long flight when I return. I had no intentions of doing my Christmas...
What child is this?
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - December 17, 2006 - 12:00am
Paging the child of a lost mother, please come to the counter. I must have been mesmerized by the sound of the scanner at the supermarket checkout lane to have noticed a lost mother standing in front of...
Swiss Side Story
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - December 10, 2006 - 12:00am
"Thanks sa yo kasi kahit sa maikling panahon naging kaibigan tayo. Iiwanan na niya ako so wala ng saysay buhay ko sisirain ko nalang ng tuluyan, mamatay din naman ako Madz aagahan ko nalang para di ko maramdaman...
The Big O
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - December 3, 2006 - 12:00am
In memory of my recent trip to northern California, these big O's were the issues majority of the Americans are dealing with. Call it an outrageous outbreak or even obscene.
Stuffed to the T
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - November 26, 2006 - 12:00am
San Francisco, California - T is for Turkey stuck in Traffic with Teary-eyed Travelers a Thanksgiving Thursday. At this time of year, Americans are getting together with their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving...
Stuffed to the T
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - November 26, 2006 - 12:00am
San Francisco, California - T is for Turkey stuck in Traffic with Teary-eyed Travelers a Thanksgiving Thursday. At this time of year, Americans are getting together with their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving...
Of Elections and Demonstrations
by BORED AGAIN By Maddie Llacer - November 19, 2006 - 12:00am
Fort Bragg, California - I had my first taste of vote buying when I became the Little Princess of Guadalupe when I was seven. Back then I never understood the importance of parading in an open-top jeep while...
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