Culture and Arts Notebook

A Cab Fare to John Lennon’s

SHORT FICTION         By Jhon Sanchez Thanks to Martha Hughes, Sam Ferri, Nan Fryland, and Emma Komlos-Hrobsky for their editorial comments Without paying attention, Gonzalo heard what the woman in the passenger seat said, “At least you…

Beyond Lake Sebu: Blaans’ rich indigenous dreamwoven tabih and its master weaver, rituals, dances, homestays, at Blaan Wellness and Tribal Village

INDIGENOUS CULTURE/NARRATIVE         Narrative by Claire Madarang I have always associated South Cotabato, a province in the Philippines with the serene Lake Sebu and the dreamweaving T’boli indigenous people and their masterpiece, the t’nalak. South Cotabato is…

Experimental Art Photos at the Exile Pattern Exhibit

VISUAL ARTS           Exile Pattern is a collection of experimental art photos by photo patternist Bereket Alemayehu, a native Ethiopian who came to South Korea in 2014 and now resides in Seoul. The photographs, which were…

The Stargazer

POETRY/ARTIFACT         The shape of each life that has passed Through this tunnel of time Must mean something in the scheme of things If human beings leave behind bones, books Vases, paintings, all manner of artifacts Proof…

The Girl Who Found Her Ancestors

TALE         by Liz Medina There was once a little girl born on a faraway island kingdom, in a small hut, all by herself. No one could tell her who her parents were. In fact, no one in…

Sun: A first offering of the year

POEM       This was the first poem of 2021 that whispered to me, upon seeing this photograph by Aze. A photograph she sent on New Year’s day with a New Year wish for everyone. SUN by Rem Tanauan…

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