My friend, Gilda
by Paulynn Sicam - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
When I got married, Gilda gave me a pair of small wooden slippers on which she scrawled: ‘Pangpukpok pag mag-away.’
I dreamed a dream
by Paulynn Sicam - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
I wonder what kind of dreams or nightmares most other Filipinos are having in this uncertain season of the deadly COVID-19.
Lockdown Diary
by Paulynn Sicam - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
I used to sleep with my room totally dark, with curtains shutting out the neighbors’ night lights, the city’s street lights, the moonlight and the sunrise.
My sister, my friend
by Paulynn Sicam - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
My sister, Patricia Paredes Magee, whom we called “Tictac,” left us at 7 a.m. (San Diego, California, time) on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. She was two weeks shy of 78. She is the first of us 10 siblings...
No hugging in this reunion
by Paulynn Sicam - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
February is traditionally reunion time in the Philippines.
Feeling my age
by Paulynn Sicam - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
One day you’re doing great taking zumba class twice a week.
The essential Gina Lopez
by Paulynn Sicam - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I met Gina Lopez only last December when I was asked to document her achievements in a case study.
My mental health break
by Paulynn Sicam - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s been two weeks since I last shared my heart and mind and not because I have nothing to write about.
What do you do when there’s nothing to do?
by Paulynn Sicam - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
What do you do when there’s nothing to do?
Chasing eternal youth — Not!
by Paulynn Sicam - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It was that kind of a week — bad vibes all around, bad words and insults tossed about like poisoned darts, bad news days, then bad weather brought strong rains that flooded my living room.
The joy of cooking
by Paulynn Sicam - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
It is strange how memories can creep up on you while doing the most ordinary things.
A woman for others
by Paulynn Sicam - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Her name is Maria Luisa Chikiamco, Marisa to her family and the outside world, but we, her classmates in St. Scholastica’s College, called her Chiki.
Bringing back GMRC
by Paulynn Sicam - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you noticed that there have been so many references to GMRC lately?
Volunteering with PPCRV, in the nation’s service
by Paulynn Sicam - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Mel Alonzo described it as “assuaging angst,” and angst we had a-plenty.
The Trouble With Netflix
by Paulynn Sicam - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
These days, with my work in temporary limbo, I plead guilty to binge watching.
Reading Michelle Obama
by Paulynn Sicam - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
At the height of a bruising presidential campaign, when the opposition used black ops and black props to try and destroy her candidate, Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.”
Save those seeds
by Paulynn Sicam - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
You must have read on Facebook, Twitter or Messenger the call to save, wash, dry and sow the seeds of the fruits you eat this summer, and create forests of fruit trees in empty lots and fields around us.
Good morning, Yesterday
by Paulynn Sicam - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
When I moved from a big three-room walk-up to a much smaller townhouse in May last year, I had to get rid of a lot of stuff. Libraries got many of my books, and Caritas picked up the rest: old clothes and shoes,...
Why Negros is a good place for chilling
by Paulynn Sicam - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In Negros, every woman is Inday and every man is Toto.
Food, legacy and memories
by Paulynn Sicam - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
It was supposed to be a food trip, triggered by an item on Facebook by Milou Locsin von Einsiedel, our classmate from Silay, about a delicious KBL dish she was having in her hometown.
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