October 14, 2021

Zoom Wedding!

By David Haldane Oct. 14, 2021   The bride looked radiant in her glowing white gown. Directly behind her sat Mom and Dad; she beaming proudly […]
September 30, 2021

Never Enough

By David Haldane Sept. 30, 2021   The more I know about him, the less I like him. His name is Jose Antonio Vargas; a Filipino […]
August 26, 2021

Falling from the Sky

By David Haldane August 26, 2021     The video is shocking. In it, one clearly sees two dots—later identified as human beings—falling to their deaths […]
July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]
January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed the […]
May 7, 2020

Foreigner

Not receiving this column by email? Sign up here. By David Haldane May 7, 2020   The video speaks for itself. In it, a shirtless man […]
August 10, 2018

Making it Real

By David Haldane Aug. 10, 2018 It was as if my entire life hung on the strength of a flickering Internet signal. One more minute of […]