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Places, Reflections

Footprints in the Snow

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 pm today. I looked outside from the terrace and heavy snow is falling. According to the forecast, 5 to 7 inches of snow will be likely from around Brookings area. There is no wind gust. Based on previous experiences, taking the…

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Family, Featured, Reflections

Gone But Never Forgotten

The doctors said there was no hope for recovery because of too many complications. For three days in the ICU, daddy was fighting for his life under all the hoses connected to him. Manoy Wingwing, my older brother who watched him all day and night, had witnessed how daddy suffered in a very dire condition.

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People, Reflections

Remembering Daddy Amado

How would you describe a dear father you’ve just lost? One way: by counting the moments you had spent with him and wishing that there could be more. My father, Amado Salas, died of stroke on September 8th, 2010. He was 63. Daddy never had a favorite child. All four…

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Places, Reflections

Room as a Jungle

Few Filipino friends back home have asked me about how clean Americans are in the house. I could not give an answer straight to the point, because the term “clean” is relative. Cleanliness in the Filipino perspective could be a far cry from from the American viewpoint. If cleanliness is…

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