I tried…
by Doreen G. Yu - June 25, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s supposed to be good for my health, plus it’s good for the environment, a mitigation against climate change, so how can I not cooperate?
‘Ah want mah guns!’
by Doreen G. Yu - June 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Seems very much out of character, but I once did own a gun.
Take four
by Doreen G. Yu - May 30, 2022 - 12:00am
I signed up with my local government (San Juan) for my second booster shot against COVID-19 and by that evening I got the text telling me when and where I should go for the shot and what I should bring (vaxx card,...
by Doreen G. Yu - May 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Has enough time passed for the wounds to heal and the hurts soothed by balm?
The loudest voice
by Doreen G. Yu - May 13, 2022 - 12:00am
An election is supposed to be the voice of the people. One person, one voice, one vote. At the end of the day, the loudest voice meaning the most number of votes, wins.
Voting amid COVID-19
by Doreen G. Yu - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Tonight, most of the candidates are holding their mitings de avance, the last big hurrah of campaign 2022.
And the winner is…
by Doreen G. Yu - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Pinoy creativity and humor are certainly right on the money. Within hours of the “5-star” press con last Sunday, messages and memes parodying that noontime “show” were flying around social...
Spoiled or shaded?
by Doreen G. Yu - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
The incident of the spoiled ballot in Singapore is claimed to be an “isolated incident” and a Comelec commissioner has declared even before the investigation that he himself is calling for that it is...
by Doreen G. Yu - April 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Being next door neighbor to The STAR’s Sports section I get to share in whatever it is they’re watching on television.
Win-win, not lose-lose
by Doreen G. Yu - March 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The loudest clamor hereabouts these days is for the suspension of excise taxes on fuel products as global oil prices go crazy high.
Left with the right
by Doreen G. Yu - March 5, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s a day I won’t soon forget.
Who’s diminished?
by Doreen G. Yu - February 19, 2022 - 12:00am
I’ll be dog-sitting my friend’s Yorkie when she’s in Canada for three months. So last weekend we had a practice stayover to see how Noey would get along with my two Yorkies William and Pixie.
Not equal
by Doreen G. Yu - February 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Ben Franklin got it wrong; for sure you can’t cheat death – although some do try, with all kinds of chemical and technological “magic” – but hey, taxes are a different matter.
Am I late?
by Doreen G. Yu - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
I did not expect to ever have occasion to use the often misquoted (because he did not actually use those words) line of Mark Twain, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Let the Tiger tame Omicron
by Doreen G. Yu - January 31, 2022 - 12:00am
Tomorrow we roar into the Year of the Tiger.
Diff’rent strokes
by Doreen G. Yu - January 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Government could be more aggressive and creative in convincing folks to get vaccinated instead of resorting to threats of arrest and punishment (that “no vax, no ride” policy is really problematic to...
Omicron on my own
by Doreen G. Yu - January 15, 2022 - 12:00am
I hope I don’t get into trouble with the Department of Health for this, my DIY response to COVID.
Desert sojourn
September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
I didn’t realize trekking through the desert was part of our Israel tour; which was just as well, so there was no chance to back out.
Too late the hero
by Notes from the editor - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the former BIR building next to our office here in Port Area has been knocked down to about just two or three floors, there is an order to stop the demolition.
OFW tales
February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
We should be exporting goods, not people, an economist told me some years ago, as the term OFW (overseas Filipino worker, if you still don’t know) started to become officially part of our vocabulary.
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