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Road trip

By on January 5, 2007
Much to my surprise, I found myself riding an L300 van bound for Calamba, a small town in Misamis Occidental. It was a choice I did not embrace readily for at least two reasons: convenience and safety. This van particularly defied its intended seating capacity. We were already 22 on that trip but the konduktor (or the person that collects the fares) claimed there is still room for 3 more passengers.


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Parking lot

By on December 11, 2006

While putting up the banderitas for our Christmas party, we were silently hoping that the super typhoon Reming would spare our office parking lot her fury. By mid-afternoon, we were almost finished with our physical arrangements – the stage was already propped up, the instruments were finally tuned and…


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An incredible march

By on September 25, 2006
The documentary made me realized that compared to some humans, the penguins have a strong sense of responsibility (parenting), teamwork (They have to rely on each other for warmth in a fierce snowstorm.) and selflessness (The males practically do not eat for over four months in incubating their unborn chick.)


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So long Mr. Erwin

By on September 7, 2006
I have not seen a live sting ray (pagi in our local dialect) in all 22 years of my life. I only saw portions of the fish, conveniently cut in squares and cooked in coconut milk. The said ‘barb’ that struck Irwin’s heart is sometimes used as whip for misbehaving children.


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Third year

By on June 13, 2006
We thought that the month of March would signal the end of our academic worries. After all, it's the unofficial start of the summer season, another time to give ourselves a big break, head for the beaches and literally freak out.


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A church in the middle of a cemetery

By on May 31, 2006
At that gathering, there were many Nang Milas, Nang Indays and Manong Juns – men and women who have fallen once in their lives but decided to surrender to the lordship of Christ. Despite the enduring poverty, you could really see the unspeakable joy in their eyes; a joy that can never be bought by any currency in this world.


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Puddleglum’s Reply

By on February 20, 2006
I just read the first 6 books of the Chronicles of Narnia. And maybe by the end of the week, I could finish reading the Last Battle.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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