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One of the questions our landlady asked us when we checked out our place was, “Are you sure you guys can cohabit peacefully?” We responded with a strong “yes.” Perhaps she was afraid eight people living under the same roof would eventually turn on each other. Perhaps she believes in the saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” […]
We girls were watching “Interview with the Vampire” on my laptop in our living room when Maya’s voice came from outside the window asking us to open the door. I opened it after her persistent knockings. But instead of her, who should come in but Johann, our college batchmate, the one we hadn’t seen since […]
“There’s no place like home,” says Dorothy of Oz. How right she is. When Gay, Zenie and I first came to Makati, we stayed in the Dursleys’ boarding house. No, they weren’t really the Dursleys, that was just what we called them because living in their abode was very much like how Harry Potter must’ve […]
It’s midnight, and I’m wearing a spaghetti-strapped top and boxer shorts with the electric fan turned up high. But I’m tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep, as the sweat trickles down my neck. Agh! It’s so WARM!! It’s summer indeed. There are signs everywhere – halo-halo being sold on every stoop, brightly-colored bikinis […]