Ticket

A couple of weeks ago, I got caught for a traffic violation (I turned left at a “No Left Turn Sign.”) The Cebu City Traffic Enforcer asked me to stop, wished me a good morning and calmly told me my violation. Hoping that he would let this one slide, I attempted to say sorry and … Continue reading Ticket

Favors

Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo I don't usually like begging for favors, especially ones that inconvenience people who are not close to me. I don't mind granting them, just begging for them. "Maikogon" they call it in Bisaya. I'm not even sure if that's how it's spelled. But … Continue reading Favors

Shaken

Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo Earthquakes, even the not-so-intense ones, are unforgettable experiences. (And the 2012 prophecies, no matter how unlikely, don’t help either.) There is something quite terrifying about being completely out of control. About being utterly helpless against something bigger than oneself. Suddenly, the “world” we … Continue reading Shaken