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The Black Elpo Shoes

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Early Glimpse of Rico, My Grandson

  At my retirement party, two years ago, one of my office-mate asked me what I’ll be busy when I retired.  I said, I’ll track my genealogy. She laughed. She could have thoughts, I am nuts. Because it’s an unusual

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“I’m Eating”

  Eating is a wealthy indicator of budding traits.  I noticed that when Naiah, my two-year-old granddaughter visited us this last Winter. Naiah is pensive and receptive.  When her Mom rhymed in a children’s song one morning during breakfast, she

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Michell and Dylan’s Wedding in Mexico

Bombarded with calls offering an inclusive 7-days’ vacation in Mexico from the call center in Manila five years ago trained me how to deflect a phone stalker. I snubbed these call center agents making excuses. I am not interested. Strike

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Capt. Valderama:IV-D Class Doting Father

  Captain Francisco Valderama  for the MPHS’s Batch 68, IV-D Class is a doting father. Whenever he has furlough from his ship, he gathers together his flocks to a class reunion. This has become his habit or mission through the

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Be Careful Playing Bible Roullette

I played Bible Roulette once. And that was the time that the double entendre significance of the phrase “Be Careful” dawned on me. In 1981, Rey, my co-worker at the Arabian Bechtel Co., in Jubail, so sympathetic I was heavy

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The Expanders and the Condensers

I know I am wired as an introvert. People perceived me as quiet, aloof, unfriendly, and anti-social. The reality is, I think, I listened, I observed. I daydreamed. I recharge. In a group, I usually positioned myself for an easy

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