This is Tomorrow

Today, a child in the slums of Manila is starving. A troop of students is traveling to their school, miles away, across rivers and mountains, trudging through mud, stomachs almost empty. Today, on the other side of the world, children are dying because of war, because of famine, because politics are keeping aid away that…

Remembering 

Fifteen years ago, it was past 9pm and I was on my usual station in front of the computer, engaged with friends from school via our Yahoo Group. Behind me, my aunts and uncles were watching CNN International. It’s a habit at home; if there’s nothing interesting anywhere else, we tune in to the news…

Dreams

In a small shop tucked in one of the historic walls in the city, a woman highlighted the uniqueness of this roll of t‘nalak¬†from a T’boli community on Lake Sebu in Mindanao. A male weaver made this, she said, and male dreamweavers are not very common. Many know of the T’bolis’ weaving tradition, how the…