Zipping/spinning past 70
by Doreen G. Yu - December 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Yes, I did – really! – and I have documentation to prove it.
202 13th street corner Railroad
by Doreen G. Yu - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
We had a farewell/moving out party at the newsroom last night, after we closed the paper and before they started packing up the remaining computers and keyboards and AVRs for the final move to our new office in...
by Doreen G. Yu - October 19, 2023 - 12:00am
A friend turned 81 last week, and a bunch of us got together and threw her a surprise party, complete with pancit, lechon and candles on the cakes – and a hilarious 18 roses ceremony, actually just one rose...
All heart: PUSO!
by Doreen G. Yu - October 7, 2023 - 12:00am
I write this before we play Jordan for the gold, but I am basking in our win over China the other night. I watched the game on replay, only after I knew the result.
Bango ng champaca
by Doreen G. Yu - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
My amah (paternal grandmother) had a champaca tree planted in a corner of a pocket garden in the old family compound in San Miguel district.
Home again: Bahay Tsinoy reopens
by Doreen G. Yu - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Finally, after being shuttered by the pandemic, museums and theaters have re-opened, breathing renewed life into the cultural scene in the metropolis.
Going gital
by Doreen G. Yu - August 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Two days after the SIM card registration deadline, I received a text addressing me by name and telling me to “Seize the rewards: Deposit 100, Get 100% up to 1,000 welcome bonus, Get 3% Extra deposit bonus....
Earth and Encantada
by Doreen G. Yu - April 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Salamat sa araw-araw Na dumadaloy at umaalon Gabi-gabi nagdiriwang Nagsasabog ng punla Araw-gabi, araw-gabi Ang biyaya ng lupa Hahagkan ng Diwata Magsisilang ang himala
April on my mind
by Doreen G. Yu - April 6, 2023 - 12:00am
I’m not sure they still study stuff like this in school, but during my time many, many, many moons ago, TS Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” was a must in literature class, from basic English...
by Doreen G. Yu - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
I was a “barbarian” in my college years at the University of the Philippines.
Rules of the road
by Doreen G. Yu - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
I am all for the recently approved Unified Ticketing System and even the NCAP (No Contact Apprehension Policy, if and when the Supreme Court allows its implementation) as positive steps toward addressing the traffic...
Jopay & other harvests
by Doreen G. Yu - February 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Even with the iconic main building and all its performance and exhibition venues closed for major refurbishing for at least two years, the Cultural Center of the Philippines has thankfully not stopped its artistic...
by Doreen G. Yu - January 31, 2023 - 12:00am
I’m not talking about the Philippine Constabulary or pest control, but about being politically correct.
Beyond luxury
by Doreen G. Yu - January 24, 2023 - 12:00am
I am honestly perplexed at the brouhaha and negative uproar over a young girl’s posting on social media about her joy at receiving what she described as a “luxury” bag, a gift from her father. Good...
The problem with pasalubongs
by Doreen G. Yu - January 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Three of my friends who visited family abroad and are returning home in the next couple of weeks all announced to our barkada that they were bringing us onions as pasalubong.
Hang a shining star
by Doreen G. Yu - October 25, 2022 - 12:00am
We’re now deep into the -ber months, and for sure it’s Christmastime in the city. While tivoli lights and tinsel trees the malls are trying to outdo each other with taller and taller trees the symbol...
by Doreen G. Yu - September 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Since breaking my arm in a fall last Feb. 24 (an unforgettable black day, as it is also the day Russia invaded Ukraine), I have been under strict doctor’s orders to (1) walk as exercise and (2) get some sun...
Who are you working for?
by Doreen G. Yu - September 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Quiet quitting is all the buzz these days, with employees staying in their jobs but doing only the minimum amount of work required – or even less, if they can get away with it.
Doubt and faith
by Doreen G. Yu - August 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The nagging question around our dinner table on the shore of the Sea of Galilee was how an inland body of water could generate such fierce storms and strong waves that sent Peter, an experienced fisherman, into such...
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?
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