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Papa Osmubal's "We Kapampangans Are Sarcastic"
The Kapampangan will do everything to defend his bayags.
-Posted: 4:45 PM 12/22/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pampanga Mindanao"
Neng ing pamaalan ding malda o demokrasya megi neng pamaalan damu ding mapera at nung dening mapera ali rane balu salat ing gabun tamung tibwan, ala nang mayayakit a sala king sepu ning kweba.
-Posted: 9:28 AM 12/18/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "O Dyo, Nu' Ka Menibat?! (Pamilawe Kareng Piling Amanung Kapampangan)"
Dakal kareng tawung isipan tamung balu re ing "Kapampangan," menasa e ro balu reng aliwang amanung mamambag keng awsan dang "Kapampangan."
-Posted: 9:12 AM 12/16/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Backhoe 57 (Hinagpis Sa Hukay Ng Basang Pilak Na Putik)"
Nasaan ka nung sinampal ng bato ang aking nguso?
-Posted: 9:12 AM 12/16/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "The America Of Our Dreams"
America is not as blessed as it used to be.
-Posted: 1:37 PM 12/5/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Ing Constitution At Ing Demokrasya, Ngening Aldo Nang Kebayitan Ninoy"
Ining daratang a eleksyun at ing kapusakalan megawa Mindanao, makatakut king lakwas a manlako kalayan at demokrasya Pilipinas a malyaring pagmulan king metung nang dake ning Pampanga.
-Posted: 12:28 PM 12/2/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "I Climaco, Ing press, at Batas Militar"
Ing press, pamamalita at limbagan ila ding bante at patune ning kalayan tamu.
-Posted: 7:59 AM 12/1/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Maguindanao Massacre: Kamatayan ng Dangal at Kabanalan ng Buhay"
May isang mahalagang lubid na nagdudugtong sa moralidad ng relihiyon at moralidad ng batas.
-Posted: 7:59 AM 12/1/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Thanksgiving Day"
In the Philippines, everyday is Thanksgiving Day.
-Posted: 10:24 AM 11/24/09 by eK!

Joan Ariete's "Adwa Pang Mesalin A Dayung Poesya"
Ding Aninong Dutung... Ing Pangisnawa ning Olibu.
-Posted: 10:24 AM 11/24/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Moonlight"
Now you see, / now you don't
-Posted: 10:02 AM 11/24/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Potang E Na Cu Macasulat"
Potang e na cu macasulat,/at carin pa tutung mimulat/tungcul qng ebun na ning tarat/at caring sugat a melambat,
-Posted: 11:22 AM 11/23/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Neng Cayi"
neng cayi, ring "neng cayi" / mas maralas la pang maliliari
-Posted: 10:44 AM 11/19/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pasudeco: A Learning And Teaching Mall"
Ing tune conservation.
-Posted: 10:44 AM 11/10/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Seasonal Physiology of the Collective Mental State"
The air is getting colder.
-Posted: 1:02 AM 11/9/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Capilan Ating Pascu?"
Nung baquet ating Pascu, nung capilan atin Pascu, nung nanu ya cabaldugan ing Pascu...
-Posted: 1:02 AM 11/9/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Ing Tima'ning Anac / Kenji's Smile"
King tima'ning anac, carin ta' misapuac
-Posted: 2:24 PM 11/8/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Pamamupul"
Ngara pin ding mangatua: "Potang dasnan naka ning kadamalasan, mangatlu yan."
-Posted: 2:49 PM 11/5/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Who's Your Favorite Spook?"
Other than your boss, your mother-in-law, or the bill collector, or your girlfriend's husband, who is your favorite spook?
-Posted: 1:32 PM 10/31/2009 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Voté! Bakal! Dyaryo!"
Kung aku pin kaya ing lumput presidenti, na'ng kayta ing gawan ko?
-Posted: 12:56 PM 10/30/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Uling Iti Poesia Ya (Para Caring Calupa Cung Micacunung Poeta) "
Ing pamaniulat qng poema metung yang pamanintun cabaldugan.
-Posted: 12:56 PM 10/30/09 by eK!

Joan Ariete's "Apat a Dayung Poesyang Mesalin"
Oyni ing mata ng Donya king baso. Lulutang ya ken. Aganaka mu kanita, kalantung ning matang iyan?
-Posted: 7:59 AM 10/29/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Tabalu... E Cu Balu"
Neng cayi, qng quecatamung pamagdili-dili, daratanga'na ca tamu ning camasalan a e tamu asajan datang qng bie tamu.
-Posted: 7:59 AM 10/29/09 by eK!

Rosendo Makabali's "An Occasional Editorial"
The air we breathe nurtures and sustains us.
-Posted: 11:13 AM 10/26/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "The Bane of Modern Civilization"
What if they had cellphones during the time of Rizal?
-Posted: 11:13 AM 10/26/09 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "A Scribe's Parting Thoughts"
There was a story to write, but it was not mine.
-Posted: 11:13 AM 10/26/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Two Flash Fictions Inspired By Camus"
He was born blind, and the world he knew was the world his palms literally knew.
-Posted: 11:13 AM 10/26/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Kapalaran Babye Ning Danum"
Dams are not really dumb, they are powerful. People and countries could use dams to empower and enrich themselves.
-Posted: 11:13 AM 10/26/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Politics, Tradition, The "Revived Poetry," And; The Ayatollahs of Kapampangan Literature"
Modern writing is all about going to the deepest of man's being, going as far as our imagination can take us.
-Posted: 8:20 AM 10/19/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Dios Pu"
Metung a caugaliang Capampangan ing pamanapse caring cagalangan a pugueng "Dios pu!" potang makipag-bisita tamu qng metung a pibale-bale, caquilala ta ya man o ali ing quecatamung pupuntalan o i-apa.
-Posted: 8:20 AM 10/19/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "What's in a Name?"
Let's accept it---you can change your face with cosmetic surgery perhaps, but your name is your tag, stuck on you like gum under your shoe.
-Posted: 8:25 AM 10/14/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Ding Sisitsit"
icami ring maglacad caring macaliling dalan queti...
-Posted: 8:25 AM 10/14/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Kawatasan Kapampangan "
Ing kabud tang Amanu memigsu ya limbug o meyala inawa. Ngening mipapate la ding watas masanting pin ini king metung a dane. Mabye ya, mabye ya ing Kawatasan Kapampangan.
-Posted: 10:22 AM 10/11/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Ing Siuala Na Ning Pamagdili-dili"
Minsan, ing catajiimican ya mung bucud siualang asunis nang tajimic ning pamagdili-dili
-Posted: 10:22 AM 10/11/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Kapampangan Poetry and the Dying Amanung Siswan"
Can poetry help recuperate and revive a language that is in a coma and struggling painfully to gasp its last?
-Posted: 9:56 AM 10/10/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Amanung Sisuan, Amanung Pegaralan, Amanung Kailangan"
Kapampangan tamu king ugali at king pamibale-bale guiang nukarin ta pa king yatu, guiang medyo balid-balid tana king pamagsalita.
-Posted: 9:56 AM 10/10/09 by eK!

Edgar Macasaet Salas's "Sonata 87"
pupusan me yng sarul qng quecang pago
-Posted: 9:56 AM 10/10/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Ondoy For President (As Seen On TV"
Lulubog ang bahay/Lilitaw ang sardinas/Lulubog ang kalsada/Lilitaw ang bigas
-Posted: 2:48 PM 10/6/09 by eK!

Tony Mercado Peña's "Lawisip"
LAWe ning ISIP (for brevity), a collection of haikus in the vernacular
-Posted: 2:48 PM 10/6/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Sisifung Kapampangan: Ing Watas a Miparusan"
Ah, ini ing makapangaligkig a panawun ning kelan-kabaldugan!
-Posted: 8:46 AM 10/5/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Ondoy, The Great Equalizer"
Ondoy opened our eyes to the stark reality of devastation, where, for once, the rich and poor are affected alike
-Posted: 8:46 AM 10/5/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Democracy at its Best & at its Worst"
We adhere to democracy, or our own (the Pinoy's) version of it that we strive hard to veer to make it serve the common good.
-Posted: 2:56 PM 9/30/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "In Defense of Responsible and Intelligent Writing"
Maya' pa i Spiderman tindana' na ing catutuan a "With great power comes great responsibility."
-Posted: 7:47 AM 9/30/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Lalbug Ya Ing Menila"
Makananu lang bansagan magsangkan-sangkanan (pseudo) mu ding taung magmalasakit king Likas nang Bandi ning Tibwan?
-Posted: 9:04 AM 9/29/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Deng Ayatollah na ning Payulat Kapampangan"
Deng talasulat ila reng sesese kareng ulad a balang aldo ilang ngatngat keng laman da. Midadagusdus tana pabalik keng makapangilabut a panawun ning dalumdum.
-Posted: 8:25 PM 9/27/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Circus in Town"
Going by what the word "circus" connotes today, it is no longer fun to see it coming to town
-Posted: 12:20 PM 9/25/09 by eK!

Edgar Macasaet Salas's "Sonata 88"
aping susulu careng matang micacapatad.
-Posted: 12:20 PM 9/25/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Cory"
She exemplified with dignity, nobility and sanctity in all her endeavors
-Posted: 7:44 AM 9/23/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Parallel Lives"
I find it fascinating that two families, living thousands of miles apart, across two continents, in two different cultures can lead parallel lives.
-Posted: 7:44 AM 9/23/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "The Filipino, Then and Now"
Let us appreciate and be proud in who and what we are and set aside what others think and say, portray, or write about us.
-Posted: 9:39 AM 9/21/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Kapampangan Poetry: Not a Liquid on a Flat Surface"
There are so many things to be done till we get Kapampangan poetry appropriate for our time and generation.
-Posted: 9:39 AM 9/21/09 by eK!

Edgar Macasaet Salas's "Sonata 89"
mengaspac yay'ng balat qng malutung gabun.
-Posted: 9:39 AM 9/21/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "On Pescetarianism, Tendonitis, and HBP"
What is the matter with all these people around me?
-Posted: 2:36 PM 9/7/09 by eK!

Wilfrido David's "Life's Loan"
Thinking aloud on life as we live it, and death which ends it.
-Posted: 2:36 PM 9/7/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Ing Apaninap Cung Bangungut"
E balang paninap mumuli qñg dapat a mayap, lalu na nung iting paninap bangungut ya pala
-Posted: 8:12 AM 9/4/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Ding Maluka King Bulan Ning Amanu"
Nanu ya ing tune National Artist? Bakit makalungkut at dening taung gagalangan sa ngeni balamu bababa la?
-Posted: 10:22 AM 9/2/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "On Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos"
People power is summed by what kind of a people we are, what kind of leaders we elect to power, what kind of political allies we deal with, and whose interests our leaders serve.
-Posted: 9:15 AM 8/28/09 by eK!

Imelda Cruz-Wood's "Apulung Minutu king Mt Arayat National Park
Agya mung keng isip ku, menyawad kung tawad king Apung Ginu keng pamanisip kung marok tungkul karetang kabalen ku.
-Posted: 11:08 AM 8/25/09 by eK!

Tony Mercado Peña's "Ninu Y Ninoy"
milyun konfeti mumuran / pasalamat sasaluran
-Posted: 8:28 AM 8/19/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Nanung Pangadi Tamu"Magmulala ta pa nung bakit asme kalyap ing tune katimawan at demokrasya?
-Posted: 8:28 AM 8/19/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Incorruptibility Is Possible"
President Aquino was a known haiku poet and a painter. Perhaps these then hidden talents of hers helped in her success to reincarnate democracy and freedom not only for the Philippines but for the world.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 8/9/09 by eK!

Ka Pampangan's "The Magic of Yellow and The Logic of Red"
I was ready to offer my life. To me then, shouting in the streets every week was useless, marching for days was inutile.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 8/8/09 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "Kung Makakausap Ko Si Ninoy"
"Buong galak siya'y sasalubungin"
-Posted: 10:10 AM 8/5/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Poyem"
Sona-to por kuatro kantos, su iglesias tuquir-tuquir, la bidas silencias...
-Posted: 10:10 AM 8/5/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pamibule King Paninap Nang Amung Ed Panlilio"
Bakit karakal dang bisang tagal...Ya mu kabud ing karelang atakian.
-Posted: 10:10 AM 8/5/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "King of the Road"
Ninung mayayaus ari ning dalan Pilipinas ketang minunang panaun?
-Posted: 11:01 AM 8/1/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Ding Pu Dutung Dalan MacArthur"
Neng ding pun a sisipsip danum ilako la pa, nanu na kanita ing kapuntalan?
-Posted: 1:02 AM 7/25/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Ang Mundo ng mga OFW ay Isang Jeep"
Si Itay, aalis na naman. Gaya ng dati, hahatid na naman. 'Katapos ng ilang taon, susunduin na naman.
-Posted: 1:02 AM 7/25/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Sindalan to Telebastagan Without Acacia Trees"
What we value and protect, not only for ourselves but also for the children, reveals our true nature and the values we live by.
-Posted: 3:37 PM 7/22/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Punong Bayan"
Higit kanino mang nilalang nabubuhay sa mundo... Wala nang mas malapit sa kadakilaan at kabayanihan.
-Posted: 9:29 AM 7/21/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Gone"
A short piece of lamentation...
-Posted: 8:46 AM 7/15/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pamagcusa Nang Michael Jackson"
Pekamaligwa ing mananam sama at pamanusga keti yatu.
-Posted: 8:46 AM 7/15/09 by eK!

Christine C. Salas's "Where the hell is Meh-chi-ko?"
Something funny happens along the NLEX with a Kapampangan.
-Posted: 10:44 AM 7/8/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Logic"
A philosophical poem on presence and absence.
-Posted: 10:44 AM 7/8/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Joan of Arc at Cory Aquino"
Angga king keyang masakit a penandit sasaup ya pa king bangsa—Cory Aquino. Kabang dening miyasawa rugu misasangkanan la pang manako bilyun bilyun pera palako nala mu.
-Posted: 9:08 AM 7/6/09 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "The Capampangan Concept of 'Ari'"
I find little comfort when writers about Pampanga and its culture piece together ideas, ancient and modern, bound by words and phrases such as "probably" and "must have been."
-Posted: 12:22 PM 6/28/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Colors & Heroes—Who Cares?"
We can make color deeper than skin.
-Posted: 12:22 PM 6/28/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Napun at Bukas Ning Balas Pinatubo"
Patye tinagal kayung Congresswoman ning Lubao at pilan pang balen ning Mawling Kapampangan, bina na kayung lunto makalunus at mababa.
-Posted: 8:28 AM 6/18/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Bubulung Kilub Bulung"
Kalupa da mo ring sangang pakabayube ustung ba't ing bagyu manakit kang mialiuang ugis da ring animal a manuknangan king masukal.
-Posted: 8:28 AM 6/18/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "A Situational Overview of Philippine Education Today"
I always read in the papers statistics regarding Philippine education, and they are not cheerful.
-Posted: 8:28 AM 6/18/09 by eK!

Tony Mercado Peña's "Ing Pengari King Anak"
Poesya king kayaldawan da ring tata.
-Posted: 3:46 PM 6/17/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "A Historical Perspective on the Philippine Educational System"
In meeting the needs of society, education serves as focus of emphases/priorities of the leadership at certain periods/epochs in our national struggle as a race.
-Posted: 3:46 PM 6/17/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Pisting Babi, Piestang Babi, Putung Babi"
Let us leave all talk of pandemic cycles behind for a while and take a lighter, more positive turn of the conversation—in 'Swine speak.'
-Posted: 4:19 AM 6/16/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "A Brief Radical Introduction to 'Historical Perspectives'"
History does not end because the storytellers of history never die.
-Posted: 4:19 AM 6/16/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Gloria at OFW Ning Pilipinas"
Ding memalayan Pilipinu, ing pataram nang Damocles panamdaman demu naman neng ining katatakutan dang Gloria, ali ra balu nung nuya pa angga kalalam karasnan king pangalukluk na. Nang pangayalwa ning biye ring OFW at ning Pangulu?
-Posted: 9:30 PM 6/11/09 by eK!

Tony Mercado Peña's "Palapat a Mepatpat"
Poesyang ayisip kung iyampang king ek! kaybat keng abasa ing paskil nang Cecile Yumul, "Playback: Mt. Pinatubo 1991", na ngeni ping Unyu 15, atin nang 18 banwa manibat inyang memakbung ya.
-Posted: 9:30 PM 6/11/09 by >eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Playback: Mt. Pinatubo 1991"
Vivid moments, all powered by one word: courage.
-Posted: 10:09 AM 6/8/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Celebrating Father's Day"
In this twenty-first century, when single parenthood and parentless childhood are accepted as facts of life, celebrating Father's Day finds more relevance.
-Posted: 12:00 PM 6/6/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "The Story of Tagumpay Diwa"
A historical tale clarifying a popular superstition
-Posted: 8:22 PM 6/1/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Patalan, Tatalan, Tatalnan"
Ania pin ata king kakatalan, nu mengaparas ing talnanan mitabili la ring biblia at rosario ila mu sana ring dapat rang tatalnan.
-Posted: 7:59 PM 4/5/09 by eK!

Tony Mercado Peña's "Bungang Isip*"
menabung bulung ning napun/bilak mikutkut king marimlang impun/balang bulung agtalan ne ning lumbe/kauma ning bulung king maung gabun sabe
-Posted: 5:26 AM 6/1/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Nu' cu ume?"
Nu' cu ume/potang ing aldo/e na na acua pang tando?
-Posted: 5:26 AM 6/1/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Causucan Caring Cayanacan Capampangan"
Maliquid ca, o cayanacan,/lauen mu'ing quecang penibatan./imulagat mo ring mata mu/at damdam ca qng siualu cu.
-Posted: 12:16 PM 5/24/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Linage Manalbe Purple 2"
Deng mababo bunga ning milabas ilang maralas magin sabagal king pamanaruk king delarayan da ding talatuki ning pamanlalang.
-Posted: 1:40 PM 5/7/09 by eK!

Minerva Arceo's "Cling"
Pain... like a beast sucking her whole being.
-Posted: 11:56 PM 4/20/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Lugud"
E mu tula nunge kabyasnan ing babye da ring anak. Sana mu pin balu ku ing salita at Sarili rang Amanu ding anak.
-Posted: 11:55 PM 4/9/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's " On Teaching & Graduation"
A teacher is happiest if s/he will be remembered not simply as a subject teacher but more so as a teacher of life, love, and learning.
-Posted: 11:55 PM 4/9/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Prayer For Mother Earth"
For upon us all depends the future of the world
-Posted: 4:40 PM 4/5/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Diary Entries"
A poet's diary is a written account of his life, but his daily experiences are ciphered so that they appear like they have nothing to do with his life whatsoever.
-Posted: 4:40 PM 4/5/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Pasyun, Puni, Ampo Red Horse"
Patse alas-tres, maglungkut-lungkut na la reng tau uling mepaku ne ing Kristu.
-Posted: 5:56 PM 4/3/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's " Capampangan Haikus"
Cuaresma, Misterio Pascula, Deus Caritas Est, Spe Salvi.
-Posted: 5:56 PM 4/3/09 by eK!

Pio Rafael T. Nepomuceno's "Pax et Lumen: Big Dream For A Small School"
Why is a science and math academy called "peace and light"? It goes with the belief that peace can only be achieved through enlightenment, intellectually and spiritually.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 4/2/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "E Susubung Gamat"
Ini patungkul king pamanyubung gamat na kalumon tana lalu na ustung maniaman ing asan o itang bisa kang manambula at iamas meng maiap king busuk busuk a nasi ing simen a asan...
-Posted: 12:04 PM 3/30/09 by eK!

eK! Mailer: "Vote Earth: March 28"
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world's first global election, between Earth and global warming
-Posted: 10:33 AM 3/26/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Linage Manalbe Purple I"
Nanu ya pin ing tune nang katulid ning 'stage play' king Amanung Kapampangan. Akit at abalu ya nung pisausaup yang isipan, ganakan, o panyalugsugan.
-Posted: 10:33 AM 3/26/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Going to Church"
On Sundays some people, but not too many, were holy.
-Posted: 1:02 AM 3/24/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Babae Ang Dios"
Tumitibay ang aking paniniwala na mas marami sa katangian ng Diyos ang sumasalamin sa katangian ng isang babae, at halos wala sa lalaki.
-Posted: 8:40 AM 3/20/09 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "Saints or Sinners, Sinners or Saints II"
Has not anyone realized that of all the saints we pray to, there is almost no mention of St. Patrick?
-Posted: 12:24 PM 3/17/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Magtampiso Ka Pa"
Mabuguk buguk la ngan wari ding makalukluk king gobiernu para tambakanan deng dinat, gauan deng pililiuasan potang bigla lang mamaniakit a atian at mulayi la pang mame king bebe dagat?
-Posted: 12:24 PM 3/17/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "The God of Silence (A Brief Lenten Reflection)"
God acquired a human form to be one of us in our pain and sufferings
-Posted: 12:24 PM 3/17/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Lawen Yu Man"
Ing katataulian kung lebasan a bayung gauang sementadung dalan, alang pamialiua karing mengatalakad niyang minuna pa.
-Posted: 7:02 PM 3/12/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Gule Mu King Malyaldo"
Basta ing lulutu tamu atin protina ampo carbohydrates (a da pin), atchaka bitamina, sikan la ngan katawan deng Pilipinu.
-Posted: 10:30 AM 3/8/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "The Night He Came"
Even a dream---yeah, you can catch it with your bare hands.
-Posted: 9:47 AM 3/6/09 byeK!

Cecile Yumul's "E Wari, O't Kelan Da Nata..."
Canita ring sasaup alub da namu e mibulalag ing pamanyaup dang tau / Masdan naca mu potang burul niting dinapat cayapan quing para nang tau
-Posted: 10:11 AM 3/2/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Indung Malugud Anac"
The number of attendees in the audience that night we watched IMA could be the same number of realizations that came with the evening in the midst of spontaneous laughter elicited by the different scenes essayed by the Imaarti cast.
-Posted: 7:18 PM 3/1/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "The Importance of 'Be-ing"
A lot of people are playing pretentious actors and actresses in the drama of their own lives.
-Posted: 7:18 PM 3/1/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Sisig Kapampangan King Telebisyon Amerika"
Ah! Malalam ya ing kwentu ning Pamangan. Maragul yang dake ning kekatang pamana ing Pamaglutu.
-Posted: 8:13 AM 2/25/09 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Nung Akung Menyambut P300M Lotto"
Marakul ku babalakan para panyaup karing tau
-Posted: 8:13 AM 2/25/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Smoking"
What connection do thinking and smoking a cigarette have?
-Posted: 8:13 AM 2/25/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Sa Baywalk"
Sa Baywalk, pinagmamasdan ko ang nagyayabang na buwan.
-Posted: 8:13 AM 2/25/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "(At) Daybreak"
The mystery that lies in poetry always leaves you in a magical wonderment, a state of the mind, of the heart, and of one's being, that even a poem would not be able to express in its sublimity.
-Posted: 9:15 AM 2/14/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Pamagbalic qng Galilea: Remembering Crissot"
Canitang Eneru 27, bayu cu linub qng obra dinalan cu qng arap na ning monumentu ng apu cung Crissot at maybug cung mipaquiac uling balamu panamdaman cu ing lungcut na ning metung a taung tutung migmasabal qng queang Cultura.
-Posted: 7:25 AM 2/13/09 by eK!

Minerva Arceo's "Homegrown Angel"
In times of quandary and despair, most people find inspiration from extraordinary persons with remarkable stories.
-Posted: 11:09 AM 2/11/09 eK!

Abel Soto's "Tungkol Sa Mga Class Reunions"
Magpapayabangan lang ang mga kaklase natin at kaaawaan ang mga sumemplang sa buhay
-Posted: 18:39 AM 2/4/09 by eK!

Minerva Arceo's "Nanu Pa Ta!"
Buung yatu kanu magkasakit la reng negosyanti, lalu na Amerika. O siyempre ikatamu pang Pilipino?
-Posted: 7:44 AM 2/3/09 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Mais, Lutung Mais, Mipagmais"
Ing katataulian, obat mo kaya, ngeni, ustung mipanutu la ring tau, ngarang agad, "Patugut naka ken, mamaisan mu nake na naman."
-Posted: 3:44 PM 1/29/09 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Creativity in Business"
Where does this unicorn-like creature come from, and what exotic conditions will help it thrive in captivity?
-Posted: 10:35 AM 1/26/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Umpisa Ya'ng EDSA"
Bangkanita manakit la ding bulag, magsalita lang katutuan ding mengapipi, makaramdam lang pasibayu ding mengaklak.
-Posted: 1:27 AM 1/20/09 by eK!

Minerva Arceo's "Ruminations on Peace & Happiness"
We will be too hypocritical not to admit that life itself is already complicated to begin with. There may be no point in trying to argue whether or not life is really problematic.
-Posted: 8:37 AM 1/14/09 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Act One"
The stage is prepared for the audience to admire.
-Posted: 8:56 AM 1/2/09 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "A Reason To Be Proud"
Dikil keng California Academy of Sciences, heroes la pu deng Filipinu kanu!
-Posted: 1:28 AM 12/24/08 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Atin Jisuz?"
Marine ke rin uling pawasan at mangarusing na kami, atsaka e mi antindyan ing sasabyan ning pari. Muna, Inglis; kadwa, mumugung, mag-"echo"; katlu, bisa ke mu talagang mamasyal at magkaroling.
-Posted: 1:28 AM 12/24/08 by eK!

eK! Mailer: "Do You Subscribe?"
If we haven't been rattling your inbox lately with your usual dose of email updates from eksite.com (http://eksite.com), it is not because eK! is dead.
-Posted: 7:00 PM 12/22/08 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Kwento Ni Mameng"
'Di man wari ni Itay, sabay kaming nakasulyap ni Inay sa bintana ng aming kuarto araw-araw, habang siya ay nag-aabang ng traysikel sa kanto tuwing papasok siya sa trabaho
-Posted: 9:16 AM 12/22/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Kapampangan & Mindanao Cinema"
I keep on dreaming of the day when this idea called "Kapampangan Cinema" would take corporeal form in Central Luzon and in the long run, prove to be a powerful branch of Philippine cinema
-Posted: 9:16 AM 12/22/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pamaglako at Pamamugang Sapin"
Dapot neng politiku ya't binang atinan, e la makapanwala ding dakal a balu na pin ing salat na ning Gabun Tibwan. Malyari ya kayang maglako sapin bitis mirinan balas a e sakit?
-Posted: 9:58 AM 12/21/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Lumang Parul"
The shift of November wind signals the time for kite flying and to bring out the brittled Japanese paper wrapped parul from the stockroom of his grand house in Villa Teresa.
-Posted: 10:49 AM 12/16/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Butaka, Garing, Kurangkurangan"
Maibug kang malula king karakal daring pialungan asna santing itang amanuan dang packaging. Deni ilang akit mung bina karing estanteng salamin at mangaragul a pipanyaliuan, malls, hypermarts, department stores.
-Posted: 6:46 PM 12/13/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Linguistics: The Nightmare of Conservative Kapampangan Language Advocators"
We are proud of our race even by using the conversational Kapampangan that we are using---that which is branded inferior, dirty, and incorrect by the conservative elders, who mostly think that their brand of Kapampangan is the perfect Kapampangan.
-Posted: 7:35 AM 12/11/08 by eK!

Siningag: The Art of Rafael Maniago
Ing gagawan cung arti yapin itang ayintindyan da reng macapadurut a tawu canacu, lilicas cu keng piyakitan ing lelangan nang naturalesa ning Dios king kule ning pintura at macarimang bersu ning amanung siswan.
-Posted: 4:22 PM 12/10/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Ulaga Ra Ding Diaryu"
Maulaga la ding babasan a makalimbag papil. Anya makapagmulala neng ding aliwang mangayap sumulat at mika pamikatagun mambag king karelang kabyasnan masasayang at magagamit king pamaglasak kesa king pamanalakad.
-Posted: 7:06 AM 11/28/08 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Baquet Dalit Cu? (Capanupayan Cang Apung Crissot)"
Dalit cu sumangid da man rening casangcanan:/ing balen a patula cacu/patangisan de ring abusadu;/ing upayá na ning amanu/cacalinguan da ne ring cayanacan tamu;/ing leguá na ning amlat tamu/e ra ne sicasu ring alang mapangalinguan a tau.
-Posted: 7:06 AM 11/28/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Opu, Opung Magalang, Babing Maklak"
Ding keraklan lalabas king baryu, potang muli lang ibat memisita, metung karing bitbit da reng bungang Opu. Gang pakatulus la bebe bakud o pakabalag sangang mengalangi, bayuk bayuk la king dakal da ring bungang makayamang akakit.
-Posted: 6:45 PM 11/24/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Mapamiasa't Suitik"
Ding tau dagul king siudad itang amanwan dang "concrete jungle" ilang mabangis, masiba, at mangatako kakua maigit king agyu dang gisanan king patingapun
-Posted: 12:58 PM 11/21/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Living With Calvin & Hobbes"
I am cursed for the rest of my life: I have two kids
-Posted: 8:29 PM 11/13/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Pedrung Magkamuti"
Gang mesabing pare-pareu lang king pangmaldang pipagaralan lalto pa mu rin ing mialiwang kabilian bie ning metung a magaral.
-Posted: 3:11 AM 11/10/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "A Conversation With An Expatriate Poet in Macau"
There are other few people sitting near Nam Van Lake. All are fishing. But this Filipino is fishing for something else---not fish, but thoughts.
-Posted: 6:55 AM 11/4/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Lage La Ring Maglalage"
Abe, abe, lagua ena ca pacacalale,/Eca cabud balabaliquid, laue laue/Cabang lalacad,asnang bagal pate pate.
-Posted: 7:17 AM 11/1/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Biasang Mulala"
Bala mu anti ring akakit mu ken telenobela, minaus la pang mag obra magdala ketang bag ng dadala, at mapilan papeples na sobra na pa king agyung buat metung gamat. Aru nganang Bebeng, kayarti na, eya siguru dating atin pera ini.
-Posted: 3:29 AM 10/30/08 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Nucarin Ya Ing Dios?"
Caring aldo milabasan,/Ing sarili cu cucutnan:/"Caring miyayaliuang labanan,/miral pa caya ing capayapan?"
-Posted: 7:01 AM 10/27/08 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Causucan"
Parating ating sangcan qng balang capaliarian./Iti ing tuturu na ning metung a casebian./At potang atalus mu na, deti nang casangcanan,/carin mu pa asabi, susulung na ca beluan.
-Posted: 6:00 AM 10/26/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Aral nang Sinukwan Kareng Salitang Pang-anak"
King maplas ampong masakit a paralan, abalu na ning dapu't ning ayup a ing sikanan da't kayamanan e ra dapat pagmaragul uling reni mawawala la king misan mung kurap ning mata.
-Posted: 11:33 AM 10/24/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Aluyan O Duyan"
Eyu ku kukutnan nung ustu ya ing amanu. Ing boses nang pagas Ingkung yang sisitsit kanaku, "Anggang dagul ka, isinup me ining aluyan a geua ku ne?"
-Posted: 7:17 PM 10/22/08 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "Random Verses in Pampango"
Queca cabalen, panupaya mu sana/ Caring picudta cu mayayantala ca/ E cu imbutan ing mayaliñgasñgas ca/ Ditac a panaun idiquil mu sana.
-Posted: 9:20 PM 10/17/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "More 'Inconvenient Truths' in Epic & Films"
If we cannot imagine what havoc may be wrought upon us, we can take our fears to the forefront through the most recent films which campaign about the most visible threat to this century.
-Posted: 1:36 AM 10/16/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Aparadul Mu Pu"
Uli na ning mengaragul la ngan alus king matuang bale, eda naman buring misali ya at king aliwang tau mipunta ing pimamanan a matuang Bale. Milabas itang mapilan bulan at misan pepaulian na lang Dara dang mitagan ding atlung mikakapatad. Oyni ing disnan da.
-Posted: 7:27 AM 10/15/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Mialiwang Susu"
Emu matua pati anak, balu dala salat ding mialiwang susu. Tin nang malati, masalat, matuling, pakaba, pabilug, patilus ustung muna mulang pagmulalan.
-Posted: 7:29 PM 10/11/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Of Parties and Fraternities"
There are only two kinds of men fraternities need–old men who are responsible and intelligent and young men who are mature (intellectually and emotionally) and wise
-Posted: 8:45 AM 10/6/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Kapilan Ing Kekang Pamanuli"
Tanay Da Na! Uling nung ene beyit at dinayas linwal king antak ng inda na, eta mu sana akakit ing gelingan ng Andy Alviz at ing Arti Sta. Rita.
-Posted: 10:48 AM 10/1/08 by eK!

eK! Mailer: "What's New on eK!?"
What's new with our 600-day-plus experiment? Believe it or not, readers who only now visited eK! seem to find our columns since Day One still, well---New!
-Posted: 7:00 AM 9/18/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Aduwang Salita, Aduwang Kawatasan"
O reni reng buri kung ipabasa kareng kegana-ganang ka-Kapangpangan, lalu na retang tutung bisang pabiyayan ya ing panimanman a Kapangpangan...
-Posted: 5:33 PM 9/15/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Babawal Nang Babawal"
Metung tamu mu biye, mibyebye ta pang anting mete? Pabusten la ding magkamale? Pabusten la ding misasakitan pauli ning kapalalwan. Nukarin ya kanita ing lugud?
-Posted: 8:43 AM 9/12/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Antimong Maglutu Ne"
Metung ing bage masala/ karing talatuki at mamasa/ eka bisubisu, miyayapse/ pilinan banayad at mibule
-Posted: 11:58 PM 9/8/08 by eK!

Nenette Capulong's "American Dream"
The Clark employees had the benefit of someday qualifying for immigration to the US upon their retirement. That was my Mom's American Dream...
-Posted: 11:58 PM 9/8/08 by eK

Papa Osmubal's "Deng Ariya Ampong Kasebiyan"
Deng ariya ampong kasebyan ila reng paralan kanita bangkanita reng tawu inyang minunang panawun apatunud de ing karelang yatu ampong bumye lang masalese a ala lang isipan makasabagal keng biye ra.
-Posted: 12:12 PM 8/24/08 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "The Man Who Would Have Been Prince (Part 1)"
He was raised in a stately mansion of an elite landlord, made his solemn spiritual vows in the United States of America's first Roman Catholic basilica, and became the parish priest of an obscure village.
-Posted: 3:52 AM 8/21/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Potang Dugpa Ya Pa Kaya?"
Before I lose the echoes of many disjointed voices from the past in many chance situations and encounters (Marcial, pasari mu ini), oreni pu ding mangalutung a amanu angga ngeni e mu la akalingwan...
-Posted: 8:47 AM 8/19/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "At a bar on Langkawi Island, Malaysia "
Here life reveals itself without human interference. Life happens here without even involving me.
-Posted: 8:47 AM 8/19/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Palaman, Pamangan, Panulu"
Masakit sasakit ngeni asna kasakit ing bie at eka makiragdag karing mikakasakit uling tutung masakit nung ing manintunan ing mikasakit lalung tanang magkasakit.
-Posted: 7:29 AM 8/14/08 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Ing Makwalta Ampo Kalulu King Arap Ning Diyos"
"Hon, wake up, it's past 7:30, the mass will start at 9 a.m., you still need to shower and eat break fast"/"Dyos kung alti ka, eka pa tikdo? Inum-inum ka angga ganingaldo, ngeni emu agyung tikdo? Simba ta pang alas-sais eh!"
-Posted: 7:29 AM 8/14/08 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "Saints or Sinners, Sinners or Saints"
Who should we canonize? Is not denial a sin? Denial of the proper perspective of history is no more than telling a lie daily.
-Posted: 10:08 AM 8/7/08 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Laui"
Napun,/ing "keka,"/"queca" ya,/ing "kanaku,"/"canacu" ya,/ing "kekatamu,"/"quecatamu" ya,/ing "keni,"/"queni" ya,
-Posted: 10:08 AM 8/7/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "The Incorruptible: Ding E Bubuluk, E Masisira, E Malalaso"
The candidacy and election for sainthood happens here on earth.
-Posted: 10:17 AM 8/2/08 by eK!

Abel Soto's "Capanayan"
Ding anggang capaliarian/parati lang atin/a catuquing capaliarian,/anti nung macananu/ing balang "bengi"/atin yang "abac"/a manenayang quebaitan.
-Posted: 10:17 AM 8/2/08 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "State of Calloused Mind"
A people in crisis will have no time to question, to join street protests, to listen to other views. Everyone will just have to make do: just bring home the bacon, just bring home the sardines, just bring home the lelut...
-Posted: 9:25 AM 7/9/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Some Old Diary Entries"
I am a slave to time---I am subject to wear and tear.
-Posted: 7:42 AM 6/26/08 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "The Kafamfangan You Miss Hearing"
Oyta megulu no naman! Nung miabe-abe tamu masaya tamu...ing keka...kaku ya...ing kaku...keka... ya (pwera mu lupa ne!)
-Posted: 5:26 PM 6/13/08 by eK!

Rox Peña's "I Tatang"
Agaganaka ku anyang atsu ku ospital,/Anyang ing pangane, malapit neng miluwal./Masaya at 'excited', miki ditak a galgal,/Eku panamdaman, ing puyat at pagal.
-Posted: 5:26 PM 6/13/08 by eK!

Jun Sibug's "Reading, Writing & Arithmetic of History 101"
The task of a historian is to set the records straight and not to distort the facts with unverifiable claims or stories. It would be a gross disservice to our countrymen and a wrong road to our objectives if our writings are mixed with half truths and distorted stories of events. The task of a historian is not to please his patrons, but to tell the truth to the people he writes about.
-Posted: 5:25 PM 3/26/08 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "Lacerated"
How could she have felt when they lay her wounded, sacrificed Son in her arms?
-Posted: 4:44 PM 3/24/08 by eK!

Christine C. Salas's "Edsa Tres"
Will there be another EDSA installment this year? I am partly happy because, at least, I can attend the street parties and print foul words on my shirt, just for the heck of it. But on second thought, I can probably pass this one up---there's surely going to be another one in a few years or so anyway.
-Posted: 3:01 PM 3/21/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Lugud at Lucifer"
Ngening panaun ning Kadwang Libu, pauli ning mengapalyari Iraq, king Abu Ghraib, king Guantanamo, ing batikan king pamagaral ning diwa at kaladwa Doktor Philip Zimbargo king Pamantasan Stanford kanita, apatunayan ne ing inaus nang Lucifer Effect.
-Posted: 3:01 PM 3/21/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Ing Upaya Ning Talasulat
"Gisingan la kaladua ring kapara kung talasulat / Ipabalu ku karela ing tatalanan dang sikan / Gamitan da sang masalese para makapamulat"
-Posted: 2:10 PM 3/19/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "One of those Sleepless Nights"
I am not built for writing because, if I may admit, I am very lazy and impatient. But that is not the reason why I don't like writing. In all honesty and frankness, I don't like writing because too often it doesn't make me sleep at night.
-Posted: 11:03 AM 3/11/08 by eK!

Bong Z Lacson's "Maleldo"
Insights on the traditional observance of the Holy Week in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.
-Posted: 4:30 AM 3/5/08 by

Aida Tanglao's "Kabaldugan Ning Panaun"
Aldo ning Biernis ngeni, tawli nang aldo ning Pebreru, 29 ya ngening Banwang 2008. Matula la ding maki-kebaytan keng Aldo ayni. O wa neng Aldo yang Biernis at Panaun ning Kwaresma, gule mu ampong asan ing malyari rang kanan at papakan.
-Posted: 4:30 AM 3/5/08 by

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Shy Guy Struggles"
Here's the magic word: Talk. And when I say talk, I mean talk.
-Posted: 4:30 AM 3/5/08 by

Aida Tanglao's "Help Save the Babies"
Contributions to humanity and to civilization in terms of saving and helping souls in need and the happiness given to them is priceless and unquantifiable.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 2/27/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Help Save the Babies"
Contributions to humanity and to civilization in terms of saving and helping souls in need and the happiness given to them is priceless and unquantifiable.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 2/27/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "What is Kapampangan Art?"
Every artwork which a Kapampangan does should be admitted in Kapampangan art because it collectively artistically expresses the diverse life and characteristics of the Kapampangan people.
-Posted: 9:08 AM 2/26/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "The Filipino Monkeys"
I just don't understand what is becoming of us. It just makes me feel really bad that Filipinos are turning into a bunch of laughing stocks.
-Posted: 8:22 AM 2/19/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Pusung Sagin, Pusung Tau"
Nanu ya ing pusu, isanung pusu ing buri kung tamakan wari? Ing pusu anting diwa, anting kaladwa, o anting kosensiya?
-Posted: 9:18 AM 2/14/08 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "Nanung Atin King Valentine's?
All those other special days, I would wait for every passing year. With fervor and gusto. Pero ing Valentine's Day eya ginulis kaku. Wa epek.
-Posted: 10:11 AM 2/13/08 byeK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Bayu Melasak"
Inyang tinuldu ya kaku ing boti, ala lang akutang kanakung juicy. Boring ya kasing lálon ing biye ku kasi ala kung kukuentu karing tau.
-Posted: 10:15 AM 2/12/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "E Ku Yata Máka-Miss"
Inya oyni ing kakung kutang: Patye sasabian da ring taung ami-miss o a-miss da ka, tutu kaya ita, o ngada mu kanita bang kulayan lakuas makule ing kekong pamikaluguran, i.e., bang magpa-cute?
-Posted: 11:01 PM 2/8/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Ing Manuling Gilagid"
Truly the 21st century women resolve marital problems almost on equal footing with men. This is a far cry from the martyred ways of our womenfolk in the last decades. Even then no matter how much we try to embrace the modern ways of other cultures, some oral traditions and seemingly time-tested beliefs of our forebears cannot be put to oblivion.
-Posted: 6:12 AM 2/5/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Indu, Ibpa, Makanini Kung Mebiasa Tungkul King Sex"
Kabang kakabus ing panaun, nanunanu na ing mekalub king kamalayan ku---mekapitung siam (69), sarul (wheelbarrow), titlu (threesome), tiapat (foursome), pamagbulasisi ning babai, "pangasuku ning nyaman" (orgasm), at aliwa pa.
-Posted: 6:12 AM 2/5/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "On Doris Lessing's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech"
Doris Lessing implies that the solution to all our problems is books. She regrets that the Internet takes away people's love of books.
-Posted: 6:12 AM 2/5/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Spelling B-ball"
I knew I was uncool. Screw those who say being yourself is cool. I was myself then. What did I get?
-Posted: 3:11 AM 2/1/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Abak Na Pen?"
Mipaburen la ding dakal a katutubung amanu. Ali la mirasan king makabayung gamit bangkanita misimpan la, misulat, o milimbag. Ding talasalita ra mitabi la karing lugal da at mengasalbag la't mikakawani. Marakal dang kabyasnan sinira da ding minyakup at ding aliwa mewala karing likas a kapaliaryan.
-Posted: 8:15 AM 1/31/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "An Encounter With The Future Governor of Pampanga"
As we drove out of the center's compound, we saw the fading image of the smiling priest. His smile was full of hope which was perhaps the driving force in his center and a moving inspiration to his volunteers. After a short while the name on the center's signboard faded from our view. But the image of the diocesan priest remained vivid in our memory.
-Posted: 8:16 AM 1/25/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Industry of Walking Diplomas"
I am still struggling in facing the industrial world unarmed with a college diploma, for which I invented a new riddle in my native tongue: "Papil a saguling mapirat, alulan ing kekang utak"
-Posted: 11:18 AM 1/21/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Language & Sex in Pinter's 'The Homecoming'"
Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony were the strongest and most powerful muscles and voices in Roman politics, but their masculinity and power of speech were but a candle melting in Cleopatra's bed.
-Posted: 11:18 AM 1/21/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "How Intellectualized is the Kapampangan Language?"
Marakal pa dapat lakbangan bang a-intellectualize ta'ya ing Amanung Sisuan. Lulto na makasalale ya ini e mu karing talasulat, nune pati karing mágnegosyu, karing mánibala, at karing matenakan.
-Posted: 9:30 AM 1/16/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Sabagal at Guli king Panyulung"
Ngara ding aliwa ninu mo ing mituru kekatamu king racism nung aliwa ding minyakup kekatamu. Neng balu tana ngeni ita pangilagan tana. Nung ali, mitali tana man king victim syndrome.
-Posted: 4:15 AM 1/15/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "A Drunken Conversation With a Statue"
Let me tell you something about the place where I come from. It is a very beautiful land, but its beauty shrouds perpetual pains.
-Posted: 4:15 AM 1/15/08 by eK!

Christine C. Salas's "Strange View"
The country is headed by a garbage collector. The electoral process has been transformed into a contest. Whoever has the stomach to collect human garbage for a week daily gets to run the place.
-Posted: 2:02 AM 1/14/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Manilo, Maniglo ya y Mommy"
Pablasang kerakalan tanang Pilipinu mamamunta aliwang labuad, ala na tang pamilyang mitagan na asabi mung atilu ngan makatipun keti mangabyayan king Indung Balayan. Ing siste mu pu neng kayi, ding malalakwan eda balung pakamalan at sinupan ing pipapagalan da ring mibabatang makalaut.
-Posted: 2:02 AM 1/14/08 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "In Defense of Tagalog"
Is Tagalog encroaching on other regions and endangering the other native languages and dialects?
-Posted: 11:25 AM 1/9/08 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Magapacta"
Magbayu ne naman ing banua. Mibabayu mu naman ing kalakaran ning panaun. Manaliwa nala estilu ampo kasangkapan para ipabalu ing miyaliwang epektu king dapat tamung sablang tau keti yatu.
-Posted: 2:22 PM 1/3/08 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Sana Pogi Ku"
O Apung Ginu, tuknang na sa ing kaguluan kening Pilipinas. Ing ekonomiya e mu balu nung mibabatbat ya o mitatas, inya pángadi kung saplala na ing biye keni. At sana, beit na kung indu kung masanting a lalaki.
-Posted: 2:22 AM 1/3/08 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Knowing & Loving is Self-empowering"
Ing belwan magdalang lugud a mamye sikanan. Adwa na kaming pulung banwa atyu kening Bayu ming Lugal. Maragul kung pasalamatan keni ing pangatimawa ming dakal a dakal. Misan kitnan daku FIlipinas nung makananu na kami ding anak ku, Filipinu kame, Kapampangan, o Amerikanu? Pekibat ku: parepareo. Kingwa mila ding mangasanting karing atlu.
-Posted: 2:22 AM 1/3/08 by eK!

Elmer G Cato's "Encounters With Amang"
I will always remember that trip to Everybody's just as I remember all the other encounters I have had with the man who ironically served in a regime I detested and, in my own little way, helped overthrow.
-Posted: 4:25 AM 12/30/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Urud-bikan, Pamaglimas, ampo pa ing Muwa ning Yatu"
Marakal na pamagbayu keng makapadurut kekatamu. Dakal a bage akaragulan da reng kerakalan kekatamu a payalbug nang anting bula a datang ing aldo bitasang e ta na akit ampong agawa.
-Posted: 4:25 AM 12/30/07 by eK!

Christine C. Salas's "The Great Kalye Lakandula Experience"
That dark, gloomy, and nostalgic place---Kalye Lakandula, where you dive in your own thoughts, swim in your personal indulgence (say on smoke and brew), and just drown deep from the hustle and bustle of the fleet of jeeps plying Villa-Pampang and C.Point.
-Posted: 1:11 AM 12/24/07 by eK!

Aida Tanglao's "Bakit Ating Pasku"
King pamandurut ning lakaran panLiteratura ampong kalinangan anti neng miras king Kadwang Pangabayit ing Kabyasnan Kapampangan, Kapampangan Renaissance, king pamaltutu na ngeni ning bayung pamamaala. O wa ini po ing kanakung Pamaskung yampang kekayo: Neng mika tanka at haiku tana menibat ketang Banwang 2005, ngeni naman--- Lalayag ke keni eKsite ing katlung aske Pamamoesya/Pangkawatasan king Amanung Kapampangan--- Bungang Pamibule.
-Posted: 1:11 AM 12/24/07 by eK!

Rosendo M Makabali's "Once Upon A Camalig Christmas"
"A Camalig Christmas" CD is the Kapampangan's yet another enduring gift and contribution (in the league of the giant lanterns of San Fernando) to the Filipino nation's unrivalled feat of holding the longest and brightest Christmas observance in the world.
-Posted: 1:20 AM 12/12/07 by eK!

Christine C. Salas's "Be Live"
What makes makes us distinct as humans is our ability to communicate. But, let me just add one thing more. More than communication, we have the capacity to believe.
-Posted: 1:20 AM 12/12/07 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Pamagásap: Pamanúlu King Talagube"
It's ancient knowledge. People passing by our house in our subdivision gave us estranged looks when we were executing ásap in the garden of our residence. They must have thought we were doing infernal rituals involving me as the human sacrifice to some Kularyut.
-Posted: 5:22 AM 12/7/07 by eK!

Cecile S Yumul's "Masakit, Manyaman a Masakit"
King metung a Indu ala ng migit pa keng akit nalang masaya at matula ding kayang supling. Nu yaman kasakit neng kayi ing adwan ning anak, mekad, gawan at gawan ning Indu milabas ya kaburian o pamitan ing pakamalan a anak (Ing maragul a kutang: Ing kayang anak, makanyan ya pakamal king Indu?)
-Posted: 5:22 AM 12/7/07 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "Ambushed"
It is as much a blessing as it is a burden (occasionally) that a trained dermatologist can make at least one diagnosis within seconds of being with someone, patient or not.
-Posted: 2:11 AM 12/4/07 by eK!

Cecile S Yumul's "Yapin na! Oyni na! Nayon Pilipino sa Clark Expo"
Tutu pu masanting ing pamamasyal kareng mall, uling marimla. Marimla---ya pu ita, pero ene agyung ipali at payusbungan ing lugud king indung gabun at ipalto kareng kayanakan ing kekatamung, kasarinlan, kasaysayan, at kultura.
-Posted: 11:16 PM 12/3/07 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "This Book is For My Friends"
Friendship, like love, never ends when it is true. At times it drifts away, but returns readily with the gentle tug of forgiveness and reconciliation---no matter the distance, regardless of time.
-Posted: 9:25 AM 11/29/07 by eK!

Rosendo M Makabali's "A Reading of Titus Toledo's 'Death is a Door'"
A lot more goes into this undertaking than sheer mixing and matching of sound patterns. One has to be a virtuoso of the soul to transform cacophony into epiphany.
-Posted: 1:20 AM 11/22/07 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Ding Pusa King Iskuela"
Kabang lalapit ing oras ning kayang pamanerak, ditak-ditak yang sinlag ing larawan na nitang pusang matuling king isip nang Glen. Siguru panaun na para mirian yang lagyu bang malagua yang ganakan...
-Posted: 9:01 PM 11/20/07 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Alas sais na, Maglakad ne ing Birhen"
Bawal kanu ing mamyalung anggang alas sais ning bengi. Maglakad ya kanu i Mama Mary. Kaya oyta, pulayan kaming memanuli---tiknang mi pa ing pamamyalung tambaks, maro, ampong tsaynis garter.
-Posted: 9:40 AM 11/10/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "The Chinese Home in a Nutshell"
Home is important to the Chinese because, to them, it is where everything starts and ends.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 11/3/07 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Remembering Mom (Perlita Nuqui Tayag-Caniones, died 1997)"
My mom died with "class"---as my doctor brother put it. I did not know what he meant by it, but I guess it had to do with how she kept the pain to herself and tried not to look as if she was suffering or in great pain. I did not know that there was still a kind of "class" in people while dying.
-Posted: 11:11 AM 11/3/07 by eK!

J. Reylan Bustos Viray's "Macabebes: descendant's insights" (last of 2 parts)
Five arguments in defense of the Macabebes and their "infamous" contribution to Aguinaldo's capture: (1) Aguinaldo's revolution was not national and homogenous. (2) The capture of Aguinaldo greatly reduced hostilities and death. (3) Disloyalty to Aguinaldo was not disloyalty to the country; neither Aguinaldo nor his revolution was the country. (4) Aguinaldo's quick swearing of allegiance to Washington was an express affirmation of the Macabebes' justifiable act. (5) Macabebes were not traitors in the strictest sense of the term.
-Posted: 10:01 AM 10/29/07 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Gud A.M. Philippines, Again & Again!"
Sa tinagal-tagal na ng panahon, ang ating mga kaisipan ay nasanay na sa pagbasa ng puro negatibo. Subukan nga kaya nating palitan ito at para makundisyon ang ating mga utak sa mga positibong bagay naman.
-Posted: 10:01 PM 10/29/07 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Balatung"
What do you see in the balatung? A seed, merely? Me? I see possibilities. The balatung: A source of pride to harness its usefulness and profitability.
-Posted: 8:08 PM 10/15/07 by eK!

Alex Castro's "The Calling"
In the early part of the century, to have a priest in the family meant singular esteem and distinction. Priests were generally accorded with reverence and their families looked up to them with respect. Becoming a priest, after all, involved years of disciplined education, character formation, and profound spiritual preparations under spartan conditions, making one, in effect, more than your average ordinary person.
-Posted: 1:16 PM 10/8/07 by eK!

Elmer G Cato's "F Train Interlude"
The kid was better dressed and did not seem to be poor or in need, unlike the malodorous homeless or jobless who terrorized subway riders from time to time. Somehow musicians like this kid entertain the commuting folk as they make their home after a hard day's work.
-Posted: 1:16 PM 10/8/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Manyampaga na ing palat, magtiririt no reng tarat"
With September now past, mid-October approaching, most if not all look forward to seeing the lighted colorful lanterns displayed as a perenial reminder that Christmas indeed is just less than 80 days away.
-Posted: 1:16 PM 10/8/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Palmaman ng Apu"
Maigit pa king pamagmama ding apu ustung gaganakan tala. Ila ing mimulat mituru na bawat butil ning nasi emu nipnap potang mayayari nakang mengan katimbang ne ning pawas ding kasamak. Karela muna man meramdam ing kadwa ning kabanalan pamanyimba, katuki ing potang makayarap king oras ning pamangan.
-Posted: 9:56 PM 9/27/07 by eK!

Elmer G. Cato's "Tuesday, 11 September 2001"
What could be happening, I asked myself as images of the bombings a few years earlier of the World Trade Center and of the Federal Building in Oklahoma crossed my mind. I tried to reassure myself. It's just an accident. It's just a fire. It will soon be put under control.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 9/22/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Ing pamiwangis ning Kantones ampo ning Amanung Siswan"
E wari, mapilan kareng amanung Pilipinu makayawig la keng Intsik. E lingad kekatamu a ngeni dakal tana balung amanu king Tagalug a makasuglung ampong makatuntun keng Intsik, anya yaku naman ngeni bisa kung manintun amanung Kapampangan a mamawig king Kantones, ing amanung Intsik a magagamit keti Kanton.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 9/22/07 by eK!

IndioTV: The RocKapampangan Project
A special video sampling of the soon-to-be-launched Kalalangan Kamaru project, RocKapampangan, an album which shall feature 17 Kapampangan rock and alternative songs (originals and remakes of folk songs, guerrilla songs, well-known polosas, and basultos) by 17 Kapampangan bands from Pampanga and Tarlac. For updates: visit http://kamaru.blogspot.com
-Posted: 1:22 AM 9/22/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Ing Pamangan Kauran Kng Labuad Kapampangan"
Pakapabukalan la king aslam sasa, dinikdik bawang. Penandit king mamala na ing singkapan adwa ing malyaring gawan: Muna ing tugtugan lang taba at pisangle sangle king buri mung nyaman o kaya manggisa kang tidtad kamatis at karin mula ibulug ding piskad a sibaung o saligubang
-Posted: 3:54 AM 9/2/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "A Flight to Macau"
"Please, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelt..." To be addressed as ladies and gentlemen by a high-salaried pilot was sweet to the ears, considering the fact that many of us onboard the plane were going to face our life, or bitter fate, as domestic helpers, security guards, street sweepers, and dish washers.
-Posted: 3:54 AM 9/2/07 by eK!

Titus Toledo's "Electric Chicken Pochero Blues"
In a constant state of stage fright, the animal is impelled to seek the illusion of acceptance in the imagined safety of self-deception and disguise.
-Posted: 1:08 AM 8/26/07 by eK!

Marcial Caniones's "Introducing Entreprism"
Canned balut anyone? Vacuum-packed tinapang bangus? Ready to heat sapin-sapin? Microwavable sisig? These are available for sampling in a novel development menu---theory that is
-Posted: 1:08 AM 8/26/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Paralan para reng Kayanakan sumulat lang Kapampangan"
Lawan mo reng mangatuwang ampo reng karelang pulakus a alang patugut susubung kekaming kayanakan a mambag kami keng kabiyasnan Kapampangan, ala na la ngan keng usu, ila ngan ala no keng agus ning panawun.
-Posted: 1:08 AM 8/26/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Stormy Days: Then and Now?"
There is a certain feeling of nostalgia that comes with walking down the street after a storm.
-Posted: 1:08 AM 8/25/07 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Ngening Bulan ning Amanu"
Kailangan da nang abalu ring anggang Pilipinu king meto yatu na e kailangan ing paten ta ra ring aliuang amanu keti Pilipinas ban mung mikamasikan a bansa.
-Posted: 1:08 AM 8/26/07 by eK!

eK!'s "Blogganisa"
Your community blog slash guestbook slash bulletin board slash forum slash shoutbox slash post-it note all rolled up into one meaty joint. Let's get live and lokal. Share your story. Tell us the news.
-Posted: 2:48 AM 8/16/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Monuments to a Cancerous Generation?"
The greatest legacy we can leave the children we raise now is a healthy environment. Safe not only in the food they eat, the air they breathe, but secure most of all from the invisible dangers which will manifest not in our time but 15 to 20 years from now.
-Posted: 2:48 AM 8/16/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Going to Pun Yu"
'Why is it that their moon here in Pun Yu is much brighter and bigger than our moon in Macau?' asks my seven-year old daughter. 'Because Pun Yu,' my five-year old son says, 'has lots of mountains and wider streets to light.'
-Posted: 2:48 AM 8/16/07 by eK!

Elmer G. Cato's "My First, and Last, Trip to Hong Kong"
The former British colony had always evoked images of a shopper's paradise brought about mainly by stories my mother told me about the trips she made there as a viajera in the early eighties.
-Posted: 4:32 AM 7/29/07 by eK!

Elmer G Cato's "Toy Soldiers"
As a diplomat, I am a peacemaker. While I remain true to this responsibility, I believe that this should not prevent me from learning the art of war. Somehow, war and peace go together. How can one appreciate peace if he has no idea about war?
-Posted: 10:48 AM 7/19/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "In Defense of Writing: A Reply to Sendong Makabali's Email Message"
A family man like me should focus on working for his family's daily bread. I did not choose writing for a career because it has nothing to offer. Writing is a death sentence by starvation and penury.
-Posted: 10:48 AM 7/19/07 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "VLS"
You made every birthday unique. Its meaning went beyond guests and presents, delicious food and parties. You taught me early on to regale in the gift of life, to be thankful even for its curveballs and oddities, to find significance in every day we spend on this earth.
-Posted: 9:25 PM 6/27/07 by eK!

Luciano PR. Santiago's "Kapampangan Priests & The Public Office"
With the stunning victory at the polls of Fr. Eduardo "Among Ed" Panlilio as the governor of Pampanga, Kapampangan priests continue to make history in the 21st century. Contrary to popular impression, however, Among Ed is not the first Filipino or Kapampangan priest to be elected to public office.
-Posted: 9:25 PM 6/27/07 by eK!

IndioTV: "Amonged"
Now live and and streaming: 'Amonged' - the political phenomenon that is Among Ed Panlilio of Pampanga (an exclusive YouTube video collection)...
-Posted: 1:16 PM 5/19/07 by eK!

Titus Toledo's "I Have Seen The Future, Brother"
And what about the future of the next generation? Bright and promising, if you can believe it, considering that your babies and mine are now supposed to be the proud heirs of a Strong Republic.
-Posted: 1:00 AM 5/10/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Teacher Ellen"
Our bond developed from student-and-teacher relationship and grew to friendship that extended to family ties.
-Posted: 9:40 AM 5/7/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "Philippine Reality in the Time of Wrestling Entertainment and Mobile Phones"
Aside from poverty and decay, everything else in the Philippines is more fictitious than North American wrestling.
-Posted: 12:04 AM 4/12/07 by eK!

Alex Castro's "Fathers and Sons: Portrait of a Kapampangan Family"
A faded photo reproduction of my grandfather shows a hint of a gentle smile on his furrowed face, which, most definitely, comes from the feeling of accomplishment and pride at having raised his children well.
-Posted: 12:04 AM 4/12/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Kulub-Buluk"
Inyang epa naman kelwatan milabas tang kayanakan, ustung magpatingapun ka king pamagaral o pupuntalan siguradu yamu ing atin na kang bakal a nasi makabalut bulung sagin.
-Posted: 12:04 AM 4/12/07 by eK!

IndioTV: "10,000 Kristos"
Now on test broadcastm live and streaming: '10,000 Kristos' A special 'mal a aldo' presentation, featuring a collection of video documentaries (courtesy of YouTube) on modern-day crucifixions in Pampanga, Philippines.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 3/18/07 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "AM/FM"
It was a romance with AM/FM that burned hot, but that eventually burned itself out. I was having a good time, but there were other things that waited to be done. Before I knew it–just like Peter Pan's Wendy–I had grown up and wandered away. The songs kept riding the airwaves even as I had stopped listening.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 3/18/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Life Music"
There is music that people's lives make that is passed on and leaves a mark on others.
-Posted: 1:22 AM 3/18/07 by eK!

Rosendo Makabali's "Tripping on Poetry and Songs by Lennon and by McCartney"
When The Beatles were Fab, Lennon and McCartney wrote many songs with lyrics that verged on poetry. Aside from melodic inventiveness and infectiousness, lyricism delivered with homegrown wit, a rebel streak, and, later, a mystic tinge gave their songs a universal and irresistible appeal...
-Posted: 1:22 AM 3/18/07 by eK!

J. Reylan Bustos Viray's "Macabebes: Descendant's Insights" (first of 2 parts)
The Macabebes, unfairly portrayed in Philippine history as iniquitous if not wicked, a most derided bloodline, prodded me to travel back in time, to rummage some brittle pages of old books, and to surf the Internet to get answers to some queries that bothered me ever since I was in college.
-Posted: 1:12 AM 3/12/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Mabiga Without its Acacia Trees"
How do we reckon in peso terms the decimation of 71 trees in ratio to the impact on the environment or the loss of a landmark and a cultural heritage?
-Posted: 1:12 AM 3/12/07 by eK!

Tec Sanchez-Tolosa's "Crowning"
As a young postgraduate medical intern, tension seized me everytime my resident or the attending consultant said "Crowning!" It was not so much the way they said it, it was what it stood for that kept me on my toes, teetering on my excitement in watchful (sometimes, anxious) anticipation.
-Posted: 12:12 AM 3/4/07 by eK!

Jason Paul Laxamana's "Kapampangan Cultural Entrepreneurs"
Kapampangan centers, museums, libraries, scholars, organizations, artists, and performers have been springing forth in the past few years, all acting for the same goal: to stop the deterioration of Kapampangan culture, heritage, and language and, hence, make the Kapampangan people love their Indung Balayan and Amanung Sisuan.
-Posted: 1:43 AM 3/2/07 by eK!

Erlinda Sialongo's "A Tribute to Women"
On this holiday, it is worth noting that many women have made their marks in their families, their environs, their countries, and the world for various reasons.
-Posted: 8:11 PM 3/1/07 by eK!

Cecile Yumul's "Kalapinyera, Sabo Liga, at Bulung Pakiling"
Kanita, asnang ka simple ing bie at balu mu ing pandatang ning masayang piyaguman uling, susuyu at dumulong la ring king baryo para sumaup, mibuklat la ring awang pasbul at milage la ring pakasinup a kasangkapan, mangasanting a kurtina at milutu ing pamangan neng mung ating okasyun talagang pagsaryan...
-Posted: 8:11 PM 3/1/07 by eK!

eK!'s "The Six-Word Kapampangan Encyclopedia"
Think you can tell us what means Kapampangan in six short words? Short of haiku, this "silly" time-wasting exercise might just prove useful and end up providing us more than just a hint at who we really are and what we really are as a nation.
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

Rosendo Makabali's "Malling, A Long Time Ago"
For the freewheeling public high-schoolers that we were in the late 70s up to the early 80s, Franda Mall in San Fernando was already a big hangout. The gang of us eagerly trooped there after school, at lunch hour sometimes, when we cut class, or when PAGASA raised Signal No. 3 on an otherwise sunny school day.
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

Titus Toledo's "Edsa-XXI"
Cook it the way you want it-- deep-fry, stir-fry, bake, and boil. Cheapen it by staging sequel after sequel-- make that prequel after prequel. Dismiss it on the premise that it betrayed the promise and failed to deliver the dream--
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "My Son Yuri"
Nobody in his right mind would whack a smiling boy eager to show how his little fingers can create a dream, a world. Many Michaelangelos, van Goghs, Rembrandts and da Vincis might have been unwittingly destroyed by the famous rod, which is why the world is still in such a sorry condition.
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

Erlinda Sialongo's "English Revisited"
English in the Philippines today is described as bad or worse than it was a few decades ago. A few reasons justify it, they say. One, as far as usage is concerned, is the use of Taglish, a uniquely Filipino invention. Then, recently, there is technology, which means the use of cell phones and the language of texting.
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

eK! Mailer "A Modest Report From The eK! Trenches"
In case you haven't noticed, eK! just turned one month old last February 6. Time flies, adapen. So: where has this little experiment taken us, so far? Let us see...
-Posted: 9:10 AM 2/25/07 by eK!

Jose Angeles Dayrit's "Wapin Neh?"
Anyang kekapampanganan neng Jose Cunanan Dayrit ing "Noli Me Tangere" ng Jose Rizal ginamit ne ing "k," bagkus mas biyasa ya king "Pampango en Romance." Sinabi ning bapa kong meangubie na ing "k" mas mayan yang basan kesa keng "c." Ing pake na ning pamaglikas yapin ing basan da ing "E Mu Ku Tagkilan."
-Posted: 2:12 PM 1/12/07 by eK!

Rosendo Makabali's "12 of Never---Mang Ben"
Unlike you, Mang Ben, I have someplace specific to get to, some occasion I must be on time for. The opposite lane is just as impossible to steer onto to get past you. It is the same country of motorheads like you and me engaged in the torpid politics of tails and snails.
-Posted: 2:12 PM 1/12/07 by eK!

Erlinda Sialongo's "This Divisive Yet Unifying and Unique Gift to Man"
Indeed, since the days of the Tower of Babel the human tongue has evolved thousands of languages, never mind that a number are either dead or dying, and of these thousands of languages, it is English that holds the distinction of being at present the world's de facto international language.
-Posted: 2:12 PM 1/12/07 by eK!

Alex Castro's "Lost in The City of Angels"
Memory is a wily keeper of the past, so they say---often true and faithful, but at times elusive or even deceptive. Mine, however, is still sharp and bright, especially when it comes to Angeles City, a special place that I have always associated with a joyful time of youthful discoveries, when everyone's idea of risky adventure was a quick trip to Pampanga's playground---the 'City of Angels.'
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Elmer Cato's "Resurrected"
The invitation came with a deadline I knew I could not meet. I have never been good with deadlines. Worse, I have not written anything of late that Kapampangan readers may find worth their while reading. It has been almost eight years since I left journalism to embark on a new career in the Foreign Service and I must confess that the words no longer flow out of me like they used to.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Rosendo Makabali's "A Very Short Market Trip"
Today we decide to put off the tricycle ride, walk all the way out of the subdivision, cross the highway, and hail a jeepney bound for the city proper to get to the public market. Earlier, it was a bit gusty and rainy outside; the evidence of a supposedly super typhoon turned out to be negligible and short-lived, hereabouts at least.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Jojo Pasion Malig's "History's Coward"
How will history pen President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? A rewriting of convenience to add a few more literal and proverbial inches to her stature?
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Papa Osmubal's "A Self-Interview"
The interview took place in Macau, South of China, in a room that rather stinks of beer, old books and rotten boiled peanuts. The interviewee doesn't smoke, but there is an ashtray lying next to an almost dilapidated computer that still works perhaps through miracle or some divine intervention. The ashtray is too big for cigarette butts and ash, but just big enough to hold pistachios and peanuts to accompany beer.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Susan Pineda's "Voices"
I was ten years old when my mother was widowed. She brought us up (6 children) through mere dressmaking. Despite our poverty, my mother taught us to be grateful for what we had. Due to the absence of our father, we developed a very strong bond in the family by supporting each other.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Erlinda Sialongo's "One Good Turn"
Working in a foreign country, or even just plain touring, entails responsibilities, responsibilities mostly self-imposed... In my experience, the most important law to impose on oneself is the law to be the best of one's nationality. Thus, while working in Eastern Siberia, Russia, or touring abroad, I always made it a point to be the best of the Filipino.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!

Titus Toledo's "An Open Invitation"
And so, here's to forever. And here's to eK! And here's to that long and lonely crusade to gather round the best Kapampangan minds of our generation.
-Posted: 1:26 AM 1/6/07 by eK!


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