IT’S just how it is up there in the mountain villages I love to visit. We arrive, the kitchen gets busy, the people gather and we all share coffee. Corn coffee or “pulbos” that the natives would mix with a tablespoon or two of sugar … Continue reading Coffee culture
Because it’s there…
PEOPLE say I’m adventurous and brave. I say…. errrrr… Let’s just say… errrr… okay… think… think… It’s really like this. I don’t seek adventures but something else entices me that requires some effort to get it. In most cases the effort required is that of an … Continue reading Because it’s there…
Up those mountains
MANY times in my life I wonder what is it that brings me to the mountains. That question crosses my mind whenever I find myself in yet another situation that my friends will not likely find themselves in, like riding a habal-habal on a mountain … Continue reading Up those mountains
Dick’s favorite victim-to-be Penelope Pitstop; Rufus Ruffcut on the Buzz Wagon; the Bullet Proof Bomb by The Ant Hill Mob (those cute little mosters called Clyde, Ding-a-Ling, Zippy, Rockets, Snozzy, Softy [yes, a mobster who doesn’t have the heart to be one]); Ring-a-Ding Convert-a-Car driven by Prof. Pat Pending, a vehicle that constantly changes shape and looked like some lab experiment; the Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect, who was always trying to woo Penelope Pitstop; the Creepy Coupe driven by Gruesome Twosome (Big and Little Gruesome), their car looking like a haunted house; the Bouldermobile driven by the Slag Brothers named Rock and Gravel (these cavemen brothers powered their car by hitting their heads with clubs)…
Hurray for Goya!
Dark chocolates were so rare then and were only marketed by the expensive Belgian and Swiss brands such that while in college in Quezon City (when the only difference between you and the people who live in squalor is that you are in school and your board and lodging are all paid for by your parents), I’d wait for Rustan’s to go on sale and I’d get my hands on those huge chunks of dark chocolate bars at half their overpriced prices.
I finally found the time... Now wait until I fill this up. Hang around, I will get back to you soon. The Philippine election is just too engrossing... Later!
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