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My neighbor’s letter
by Singkit - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The journey of life takes us through different stages. First we are children without a care in the world except perhaps for how much ice cream we can eat, then students grappling with algebra and what course to take...
Return to sender
by Singkit - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
When you read this the basura is supposed to have finally left Subic and is on its way across the Pacific, 69 containers of trash going back home to Canada, after weeks of wrangling and threats, of diplomatic downgrades...
Got Dota?
by Singkit - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a neanderthal attempting to get with it.
by Singkit - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not a new game or a new take on peek-a-boo. This term my colleague coined after almost half a ton of shabu packaged as tea (tsa-a) was seized in two operations in a house in posh Ayala Alabang village...
by Singkit - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Everyone’s talking about water. From newspaper columnists to television talk show hosts, from taxi and Grab drivers to the socialites and sosyaleras, from millennials to matronas, that’s the topic of...
Election fever
by Singkit - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections has posted templates of the ballots for the May 13 elections on its website, and my colleague printed out a copy of the first part of the ballot for my little town – now San Juan...
Taho atbp.
by Singkit - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
As I write this, the saga of the Chinese student who threw a taho tantrum continues to unfold.
by Singkit - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Pigs all too often get a bad rap – they’re regarded as dirty (wallowing in mud and muck), gluttonous, disgusting (ang baboy mo!)… But we do love our porky treats, cholesterol and clogged arteries...
by Singkit - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks into the new year and it’s looking very much like the old year.
Open hearts
by Singkit - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year, about a month after Typhoon Ompong hit and devastated large swaths of Northern Luzon, Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran – an organization of Tsinoys committed to national development – spearheaded several...
Year out, year in
by Singkit - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
When we were kids, our elders used to tell us, every time a new year rolls around, that everyone is now another year older.
116 years of style
by Singkit - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
For well over a century, through three generations, one fashion house has clothed some of the country’s celebrated women of style, first ladies and both our country’s women presidents.
Open your eyes!
by Singkit - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
I have to start this column with a big shout-out to the UP Maroons, who last Wednesday pulled off a miracle to march into the finals of the UAAP basketball tournament.
The 14th artist
by Singkit - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I spend a good amount of time at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and that 49-year-old grand dame by the bay still manages to constantly pull a surprise or two.
“Red October”
by Singkit - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I was reluctant to attend the coffee lunch for two reasons. First, I’m a tea person and second – and more important – it was in Makati (just one word should explain this: traffic). But go I did,...
The BBs
by Singkit - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Only those “Bright Boys” (I can give another more appropriate meaning to BBs...) managing our economy need an official announcement that prices are sky high and “urgent and drastic action”...
The heart of the Filipino
by Singkit - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s a report making the usual rounds of social media and cyber groups about a passenger’s Facebook post regarding his experience with an Asian airline when his flight to Manila was delayed to the...
The kindness of strangers
by Singkit - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
My new friend Ken put it in proper perspective.
Ghost Month
by Singkit - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday was the start of the seventh month of the lunar year.
Maroon and green
by Singkit - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
That was quite a crowd that showed up at the Registrar’s Office of the University of the Philippines, also known as the Diliman Republic, last Monday to file applications to take the entrance exams for next...
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