Alex Maskara

Thoughts, Stories, Imagination of Filipino American Alex Maskara

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Barrio Tales

Old Time Tales

Barrio Tales

Four Students

Four Students

Four Students



Current Readings 2

Although I would prefer to finish reading one book each week, the constant randomness of life prevents me. There is work, stress, unexpected guests, tiredness. Still, I managed to read two books in the month of August. I enjoyed reading the last of the trilogy (about vampires and witches and the Middle Age history) in Deborah Harkness’

The series includes A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of the Night. These long novels were worth reading as the main characters did time-travel and lived briefly in Elizabethan age. They switched from the present to past to present. This final book was a little tedious but the action picked up towards the ending. I am always drawn to vampiric stories in the tradition of Anne Rice.
Another I looked forward to re-reading is James Herriot’s
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Lazaro Sembrano

Manila in the Dark

Boy Luneta

A Night at the Luneta Grandstand

Migratory Bird (circa 2005)

Manila Travel 2022

On Bad Blood (Part 1)

Understanding my unique Self on my way to Retirement

Intramuros 1

Pasig River


A Visit to Quiapo with El Fili2

Visiting Quiapo with El Fili

The Very Thought of You


Visions of St Lazarus 1

Popong 9

Diary of A Masquerade


Brother, My Brother (Ben Santos)

Popong 8

F Sionil Jose

Four Students - 2

Popong 7 - Meditation

Popong 6 - Meditation

Friday Night Thoughts

Current Interests

Bulosan Syndrome

Maid of Cotton

Popong 5

Popong 4

Current Readings 2

Popong 3

Reading: Name of the Rose

Current Readings

Popong 2

Web Projects

Getting Back in the Game – Technology

Four Students


Last of the Balugas

Introduction To Popong