Doreen G. Yu
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Guo vadis
by Doreen G. Yu - May 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Legend has it that Peter fled from Rome as the Christians were persecuted under emperor Nero. Along the Appian way, he encountered Christ in a vision, carrying the cross. He asked Jesus, “Domine, quo vadis?”...
Choco Mucho, mucho gusto!
by Doreen G. Yu - May 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Sports is definitely not my strong suit (neither is singing, if you must know), and volleyball is not something I have fond memories of.
Death of a fireman
by Doreen G. Yu - April 23, 2024 - 12:00am
A volunteer firefighter was killed in a fire incident in my neighborhood last week.
In praise of galletas
by Doreen G. Yu - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
I have been OD-ing on galletas the past couple of weeks, since my family went to Bacolod for the Holy Week and brought me boxes of the thin crackers – Virgie’s, although Sugarlandia makes them too.
Surgeon + robot: A collaboration
by Doreen G. Yu - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Who’d have thought that a boyhood fascination with Voltes 5 would lead to a stellar career in cutting-edge surgery?
Life after kidnapping
by Doreen G. Yu - March 9, 2024 - 12:00am
It was a gathering of people with a shared nightmare, that of being kidnapped.
Why we were there
by Doreen G. Yu - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
I’ve been re-reading Ruth Reichl’s “Save Me the Plums,” a memoir on her journey to and experience as editor of the venerable magazine Gourmet.
Duck duck dragon
by Doreen G. Yu - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s this wonderful animated film on Netflix called “Duck Duck Goose.
Swift, but slowly
by Doreen G. Yu - January 9, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s an odd – but good, I say – combination. I’ve started 2024 with Jose Rizal and Taylor Swift.
by Doreen G. Yu - January 2, 2024 - 12:00am
We woke up to a thick blanket of haze thrown over the metropolis, the hangover from the previous night’s revelry.
by Doreen G. Yu - December 30, 2023 - 12:00am
It is one thing to read history, and quite another to sense history – to see, hear and even feel it reaching out to you across time.
Living with madness
by Doreen G. Yu - December 20, 2023 - 12:00am
I was awakened at exactly 7 a.m. last Saturday by the sounds of a brass band playing a spirited rendition of the classic “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit.” It’s fiesta in my barangay.
Zipping/spinning past 70
by Doreen G. Yu - December 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Yes, I did – really! – and I have documentation to prove it.
202 13th street corner Railroad
by Doreen G. Yu - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
We had a farewell/moving out party at the newsroom last night, after we closed the paper and before they started packing up the remaining computers and keyboards and AVRs for the final move to our new office in...
by Doreen G. Yu - October 19, 2023 - 12:00am
A friend turned 81 last week, and a bunch of us got together and threw her a surprise party, complete with pancit, lechon and candles on the cakes – and a hilarious 18 roses ceremony, actually just one rose...
All heart: PUSO!
by Doreen G. Yu - October 7, 2023 - 12:00am
I write this before we play Jordan for the gold, but I am basking in our win over China the other night. I watched the game on replay, only after I knew the result.
Bango ng champaca
by Doreen G. Yu - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
My amah (paternal grandmother) had a champaca tree planted in a corner of a pocket garden in the old family compound in San Miguel district.
Home again: Bahay Tsinoy reopens
by Doreen G. Yu - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Finally, after being shuttered by the pandemic, museums and theaters have re-opened, breathing renewed life into the cultural scene in the metropolis.
Going gital
by Doreen G. Yu - August 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Two days after the SIM card registration deadline, I received a text addressing me by name and telling me to “Seize the rewards: Deposit 100, Get 100% up to 1,000 welcome bonus, Get 3% Extra deposit bonus....
Earth and Encantada
by Doreen G. Yu - April 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Salamat sa araw-araw Na dumadaloy at umaalon Gabi-gabi nagdiriwang Nagsasabog ng punla Araw-gabi, araw-gabi Ang biyaya ng lupa Hahagkan ng Diwata Magsisilang ang himala
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