Escape

Raymund Fernandez 08/14/2018

The truth is relative. It is not subjective. Relative means each of us will be affected by truth in different and singular ways relative to who, what, and where we are. But the truth is not up…

The piano reborn

Raymund Fernandez 08/07/2018

After fixing my sister’s piano, I searched all over for a piano tuner. I found Rolando Lumabi though a referral from Salonga Music Store. Roland came to do the job of replacing strings, tuning, and adjusting the…

My sister’s piano

Raymund Fernandez 07/31/2018

ERRATUM: Kinutil apologizes for a factual error in the previous column entitled, “Dinner at Sunzibar.” I misidentified Sunzibar’s partner as Dr. Bong. The correct name is Dr. Lorel Dee M.D. If anyone were to ask: ”What have…

Dinner at Sunzibar

Raymund Fernandez 07/24/2018

Sometimes good fortune comes to us. Otherwise, we really have to search for it. It is true I could have gone somewhere else on what the balmy weather promised to be an almost perfect Saturday. This place,…

Playing life

Raymund Fernandez 07/17/2018

My paternal grandparents’ house in Bonifacio St. was typical for its time. It survived the war and so too its inhabitants. It grew old apace and sired typical progeny. It was a house of music and family…

The victims of martial law

Raymund Fernandez 07/10/2018

What would a monument to martial law’s victims look like? What signifiers would it contain? What thoughts conveyed? What memories recalled? Names immediately come to mind. Many names. Perhaps too many. We wonder who might be left…

Stupid!

Raymund Fernandez 07/03/2018

God can very well take perfect care of Himself. What dent in the cosmos can another insult against Him affect? Nothing… Except to make us laugh. A grown man, this powerful, pursuing his childish war against Christianity…

The true authoritarian

Raymund Fernandez 06/26/2018

Who had a loving father? Raise your hand. No, I did not mean to ask if you love your father or not. Of course, you do. What I mean to ask is: How easy is or was…

Endless summer

Raymund Fernandez 06/19/2018

We are seeing a bit of confusion on the true beginning and ending of summer. It’s because of the move to begin the school year in August. Only some schools are doing it. For people with children,…

The contemporary revolutionist

Raymund Fernandez 06/12/2018

The contemporary revolutionist is only fighting against greed. As it has always been in the Philippines, greed has a way of becoming unbridled and uncontrollable by its own actions. Greed has a way of eating into itself.…

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