April 13, 2019

My Life As An Ichthyophobic

By David Haldane April 11, 2019 It all started with a fish. I must have been about seven when my mother laid one on my plate […]
April 9, 2019

Dogs, Roosters and Bad Karaoke

By David Haldane April 4, 2019   I was suddenly awakened by a howl in the night. Somewhere close, a dog was complaining. But it wasn’t […]
March 30, 2019

Goodbye and Hello

By David Haldane March 28, 2019 Déjà vu. That’s how I felt recently upon learning that I would be writing a weekly column for this newspaper.  […]
March 12, 2019

Isaac’s Bog

By David Haldane March 12, 2019 It happened again the other day. I was at the private school my eight-year-old son, Isaac, attends in Surigao City. […]
March 5, 2019

Broken

By David Haldane March 5, 2019 Somehow, I knew from the beginning that it was too good to be true. A 2015 Yamaha Mio scooter, not […]
February 25, 2019

Pink Sky

By David Haldane Feb. 25, 2019 It was as if the sky had caught fire. The fog rolled in, the sun touched the horizon and, for […]
February 18, 2019

Ants, Rats, Lizards and Spiders

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2019 For the longest time, I thought it was me. I’d be lying in bed, just dropping off the sleep, when […]
February 12, 2019

Seventy

By David Haldane Feb. 12, 2019 My seventieth birthday came like a thief in the night. Instead of robbing me, though, it left me with riches. […]
February 3, 2019

Eating Yellow Dog

By David Haldane Feb. 3, 2019 Her name was Sandy. For the past five months, ever since we moved to the Philippines, she’s been yelping in […]
January 29, 2019

Home

By David Haldane Aug. 2, 2018   The thing that finally got to me was the abundance of tears. Some belonged to friends plainly sad to […]
January 3, 2019

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

By David Haldane Jan. 3, 2019 The thing about our house is that it has an echo. More of a rumble, really. If you’re on the […]
December 27, 2018

A Tooth In My Popsicle

By David Haldane Dec. 27, 2018   We had just started eating dessert at our favorite restaurant when I bit into something hard. “Wow,” I exclaimed […]