January 5, 2023

Ubiquitous Ube

By David Haldane January 5, 2023   I have always had a tenuous relationship with Filipino food. A 2019 column entitled “My Life as an Ichthyophobic” […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
September 22, 2022

My Salad Life

By David Haldane Sept. 22, 2022     Quinoa Salad. That’s what the menu said. I was surprised and flummoxed because I honestly thought I knew […]
September 15, 2022

Dancing in the Streets

By David Haldane Sept. 15, 2022     It happened again. People wearing ornate, many-colored costumes swirled in the streets to the cadence of drummers in […]
December 23, 2021

Severely Damaged

By David Haldane Dec. 23, 2021   We finally got the bad news at 1:45 in the morning. Our Surigao City dream house had been “severely […]
September 23, 2021

Scamming for Cause

By David Haldane Sept. 23, 2021     It happens at least once a week. I get a message on Facebook from someone I don’t know. […]
August 19, 2021

The House on the Hill

By David Haldane August 19, 2021     He could sometimes be disagreeable. A man with strong opinions, he seldom held them back. And whatever inner […]
August 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
July 1, 2021

Mandatory Jabs

By David Haldane June 30, 2021   He doesn’t always mean what he says. Then again, sometimes he does. Which is why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]
September 17, 2020

My Pemberton Moment

By David Haldane Sept. 17, 2020 The transformation was instantaneous. As if by magic, a beautiful woman suddenly turned into an odd-looking man. And just like […]
September 10, 2020

Covid Blame Game

By David Haldane Sept. 10, 2020   Sometimes it seems as if God gave us fingers for one purpose only: to point. More specifically, to point […]
September 3, 2020

Covid Re-awakening: The Bugle Returns

By David Haldane Sept. 3, 2020   Like the familiar voice of a friend, the soothing sound wafted in through the window and surrounded my bed. […]