Works Written in English Archive

ni Abegail Joy Yuson Lee (Ikalawang Gantimpala, Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards para sa Kabataan Sanaysay) Binigyan tayo ng Diyos ng bibig para makapagsalita at utak para makapag-isip. Iyan ang paulit-ulit na dayalogo sa akin ni Mama sa tuwing nalalaman niyang hindi na naman ako nagsalita upang ipagtanggol ang aking

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1. THE DINNER PARTY THE evening before he killed himself, Virgilio Serrano gave a dinner party. He invited five guests—friends and classmates in university— myself included. Since we lived on campus in barracks built by the U.S. Army, he sent his Packard to fetch us. Virgilio lived alone in

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One day a woman went out to find water. She had no water to drink, because all the streams were dried up. As she went along, she saw some water in a leaf. She drank it, and washed her body. As soon as she had drunk the water, her

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There came a day when the kingfisher (kobug [124]) had nothing to drink, and was thirsty for water. Then she walked along the bed of the brook, searching for a drink; but the waters of the brook were all dried up. Now, on that very day, the Maganud went

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The guavas were ripe, and Juan’s father sent him to gather enough for the family and for the neighbors who came to visit them. Juan went to the guava bushes and ate all that he could hold. Then he began to look around for mischief. photo from http://sayangtist.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/ He

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Once upon a time there lived in a certain pueblo a rich man who had a dog and a cat. His only daughter, of whom he was very fond, was studying in a convent in a city several miles distant and it was his custom, about once a week,

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The liver of the crow is “medicine” for many pains and for sickness. On this account the Bagobo kills the crow so that he may get his liver for “medicine.” The liver is good to eat, either cooked or raw. If you see a crow dead, you can get

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Narrated by Felix Y. Velasco, who heard the story from his grandmother, a native of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. from Filipino Popular Tales by Dean S. Fansler Once upon a time there lived in a small village on the border of a powerful kingdom a poor farmer, who had a

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Alelu’k and Alebu’tud Alelu’k and Alebu’tud lived together in their own house. They had no neighbors. One day Alelu’k said to his wife, “I must go and hunt some pigs.” Then he started out to hunt, taking with him his three dogs. He did not find any wild pigs;

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