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When a Luddite goes viral
by Twink Macaraig - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
My sister excitedly reported that my last piece for The STAR — “Why I Fight” — had gone viral. I don’t quite know what that means.
Why i fight
by Twink Macaraig - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Chemo. Again.
Hair fall and falling for Channing Tatum
by Twink Macaraig - May 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Those who’d been through it had warned that it would be more abrupt.
by Twink Macaraig - October 11, 2016 - 12:00am
“I am anti-social media. I never got it. I always thought that friends, by definition, were one’s inner circle.  People with whom you shared a history, vocabulary and sworn secrets that would be...
by Twink Macaraig - September 6, 2016 - 12:00am
When I tried to sign up for Facebook, I was rejected. Twink had apparently become a term for a hairless homosexual boy looking for action, and FB wanted to make sure that I wasn’t going to be a porn site....
Mean girls
by Twink Macaraig - August 23, 2016 - 12:00am
I would have loved to tell Trish that the girls who tormented her got their comeuppance — not quite like being gutted by telekinetic flames during prom, but maybe having the whole class see their undies as...
Art & soul
by Twink Macaraig - August 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Cancer may have brought the three of us together, but we bonded over the enjoyment of creation for the sole purpose of satisfying no one but ourselves.
by Twink Macaraig - August 2, 2016 - 12:00am
So, the results of my cursory survey (even on the Net) leaned heavily in favor of a live-and-let-dye philosophy toward hair color for cancer patients.
by Twink Macaraig - July 19, 2016 - 12:00am
What are we grateful for? Each day.  And all that make each day wondrous — love, laughter, prayers, God’s grace.
by Twink Macaraig - July 12, 2016 - 12:00am
What more gratifying thing can there be than to know that something you wrote moved someone else to do something so totally out of character? (Granted, John Lennon probably felt no such thing about Mark David C...
My Vitamin B complex
by Twink Macaraig - July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
We cancer warriors are  acutely aware of the mild hostilities between Western and Eastern meds, traditional vs. non, Angelina Jolie vs. Suzanne Somers.  While no one actually forces you to take sides, they...
When the Big C sneaks back
by Twink Macaraig - June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
It was like a stalker momentarily staved off by a VAWC-authorized Protection Order only to sneak back 10 years later with designs more sinister than making soup out of my child’s pet.
How to celebrate your 50th
by Twink Macaraig - June 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Think of it as the equivalent of eloping instead of the cathedral wedding and grand ballroom reception you had for your first marriage.
The dealbreaker
by Twink Macaraig - August 7, 2012 - 12:00am
It’s time RH Bill supporters quit pressuring President Aquino to back the RH Bill more strongly.
A Latter Day Fairy Tale :When Harried met Sullied
by Twink Macaraig - September 12, 2004 - 12:00am
If you think that to be single, over 35 and female diminishes with each passing year any chance that you may have of finding a worthy partner in the Philippines, then consider the lot of the single, over 35 mother. Total...
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