A Paradigm Shift (2)

We were about nine, when Mother pointed to us a flying saucer gliding in the western sky in Guinarona. It was about ten in the evening, very clear skies, and out of nowhere this greenish  saucer-shaped object whizzed by with great speed. And it had a tail (exhausts?), which was colored green as well. That…

A Guinarona Story (2)

. . . And They Dabbled in Sorcery Too! Not one of us saw them alive. From what we’ve heard, they were the richest in Leyte, Philippines back in the day. But they died of a broken heart because the properties that they garnered through the sweat of their brow and their meticulousness–their being chipipay…

Is This an Omen?

An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change.[1] Though the word “omen” is usually devoid of reference to the change’s nature, hence being possibly either “good” or “bad,” the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with…

A Lesson in History. . .

. . . Oral history, that is.  We were in Grade V, and Felipe Bayona, Jr., our teacher, gave an assignment for us to research into how Guinarona got its name.  It was up to us how we would approach the problem or who would be our resource person(s).  Whether it was the Teniente del…