Mom’s Gulong ng Palad

I was in the 7th grade at Maryknoll when mom became widely known by her screen persona, “Aling Idad” - the character she portrayed on one of Philippine television’s longest running soap operas, “Gulong ng Palad.” Everywhere we went between the years 1977 to 1985, people would call out to her “Aling Idad!” Often, they…

Mommy’s Brew

Mommy has always loved her coffee.For many, many decades her day began, and ended with it. As a teenager, I always knew better than to talk to her, or ask for permission from her before she had her first cup of coffee for the day. Always black with sugar, never any cream. At home we…

Migi At 28

Migi at four What does 28 look like?Tomorrow you turn 28 years old. For some reason, this year, I’m fixated with the thought of how you would have looked like at 28. You were four in this photograph. Clanging those tiny cymbals at your closing program, wearing your favorite polo shirt from Big and Small.…