I was born in Marinduque. In Negros, where I learned to walk and play, I received Lolo Quentin’s legendary-loving-whack-in-the-butt with his stiff baston just to send us off to siesta. When I was six years old I started to run errands for mama at the palengke along Pepin street in Sampaloc, Manila. Pepin’s renamed J. Marzan.

My father was a very silent man, may he rest in peace. While he was still alive I had, on occasions, succeeded in making a more articulate person out of him, for he could not help asking “Anak may trabaho ka na?” On her part mama would always remind me, in her typical tagalog accent, “Kita’y hindi mandin mayaman.” Well, I have persistent loving parents. In return I had my bachelor’s degree at the age of 30.

Feast, Martin of Tours, November 11, 2013


6 responses to “About

  1. Just came over to say many thanks for the follow on my wee blog, it is great to have you aboard. If you have any suggestions or requests just drop me a line. Enjoy the week, be happy and I will now take a look round your own site, MM 🍀

  2. Nice. Followed youe blog.. Nakakatuwa magblog ng sariling lugar. Try ko yan sa tondo hehe.

    • salamat! pero di rin ako masyado faithful sa pagblog ko sa sariling lugar. hope to do it soon. yeah. maganda nga yun, to talk about your place and memories mo dun. nakuha ko yung idea kay Nick Joaquin. parang ang idea is, to love your country, first love the place where you live. small acts muna. God bless 🙂

  3. ArisMape

    Hello, Peng. Thank you for following our blog D’YAN LANG. Unfortunately, we won’t be posting there anymore as we just moved to a bigger and better site. We’re hoping to interact more with you at http://www.dyanlang.com .

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