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Usa ka adlaw sa dihang miabot ang labing bililhong antipara sa tibuok kalibutan, pila ra may istorya

(Usa ka tipik sa nobelang “Banda-banda sa Villa Laberinto” ni Januar Yap)              “Gikan pa ako sa bukid/Milusad nganhi sa lungsod/Tuyo ko lamang maniid/Sa batasan … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment


 Sugilanon ni Januar Yap Pag-post nako sa YouTube link sa “They’re writing songs of love, but not for me,” sa version ni Ella Fitzgerald, siya ang first nga mi-like. Wa … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Short story: The Surge

“When the storm had passed I still had the feeling I was not alone in the house.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores It is tricky among the … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book of lists | Sun.Star Cebu | May 16, 2014

Turns out that there’s a multitude of lists emerging from unlikely places. That the infamous Napolist is actually just the tip of the iceberg, and what lurks beneath is the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Triumvirate | Sun.Star Cebu | April 4, 2014

Threesomes abound. The world tilts without them. For instance, observe how your life caves in at the incompleteness of having a hefty puto without the steaming sikwate and a morsel … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The plane and the prince | Sun.Star Cebu | March 28, 2014

In the first years of teaching, which was like almost a decade ago, when students discover that I write for a paper, there was usually that amused look and I’d … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

First of all story | Sun.Star Cebu | Feb. 28. 2014

The critic Clive James had a question about the politics of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges’s artistic stature. He was reacting to what the writer said in his essay “Homage … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment