Personal Essay

Personal Essay

THE WINGED LIFE: “On Wanderlust”

Wanderlust: "a strong or unconquerable longing for or impulse towards wandering"

Years back, while I was still teaching journalism and essay writing at the university, I chanced upon's “Wanderlust,” a collection of wonderful, elegant prose dedicated to "putting the romance and the passion -- the ‘unconquerable longing’ -- back into travel writing," as editor Don George wrote in the introduction. Ever since then, I was hooked and would often scour for travel articles written by Pico Iyer, Bruce Chatwin, Isabel Allende, and a few others whose writing had described as having that "combined sense of courage, passion and wonder."


THE VOICE: Mangosteen, Mangosteen!

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 September) - There was a hushed atmosphere inside Asian Spirit flight from Jolo as it taxied to a halt on the Zamboanga City airport.  The backdoor opened and one ground staff found his way to the luggage section.