Category: Personal Essay

Why Animism Makes Sense

Animism was practiced thousands of years ago before recorded history.  Modern people tend to dismiss it as a primitive, ignorant if not a demonic religion. Animism is the attribution of divineness and consciousness to natural phenomenon, natural things and even inanimate objects. It is… Continue Reading “Why Animism Makes Sense”

We leave because of love

That iconic  confrontation scene from the movie “Anak” (Child)  captures it all.  The rebellious, resentful  daughter Karla (played by Claudine Barreto) says that she never asked  for the things that her OFW mother,Josie, ( played by Vilma Santos) has given her. It was the… Continue Reading “We leave because of love”

Waiting for perfection

A lot of talented people remain unnoticed and unknown. They live and then, they die with regrets. They are buried with their dreams that never came to fruition.  Their mistake? Aiming for perfection before taking action. Would-have-been great writers have remained unpublished because of… Continue Reading “Waiting for perfection”

War is a great teacher

By Marily Sasota Gayeta Arab Spring. Libyan civil war. NATO airstrikes. Deadly tribal clashes. How does a Filipino expat teach in such a backdrop? Burdened by  mounting financial woes, I packed up my bags and flew to Libya on October 18, 2009. I was… Continue Reading “War is a great teacher”

Mother and Son: A Story

           Let me tell you a story. A true story of a mother and her son , her only child. This happened  about twenty years ago. She  was  a Filipina who belonged to the lower stratum of society . Life… Continue Reading “Mother and Son: A Story”

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