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Reflections

Reflections

River Tale: a Spring, a Well and a Sigh

I am re-posting this piece — one of the longest articles I have written. Would I sigh for more? “Mi pozo parece agua lluvia (My well water tastes like rain water)”, remarked grandma who had her artesian well on our backyard dug when I was still 6. February 11, 1980,…

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Family

Franzine Cole Salas is a wonder child

Franzine Cole “Zee” Salas is a joy in the family. She is the daughter of my older brother. From the moment she started talking, we knew she has gotten the singing genes of the Salas clan. My mom used to tag along with her the title “songbird” of Argao (our…

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People

Racial slur still pains me

It has been a while since the racial slur occurred. Yet the incident still continues to torment my days. There are times that I find myself staring blankly at the PC monitor and thinking about the racial discrimination I got because I ordered coffee mocha. Forgetting is not easy since…

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Reflections

Lady Barista: Racism via mocha and chai

I was stabbed right into the heart! When a racist strikes, it weakens you right at that moment of attack. You lose your guard and you think of right words to say. You don’t want to talk back in hopes that the racist will realize ‘her’ mistake, unring the bell…

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