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Alba Iulia
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Asther Bascuña Creo

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

Everyone ready to go? Victorians would be familiar with this line, as many of us tune in to Dan Andrews’ daily press conference about the effects of COVID-19 in our state. We tune in...

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

As I write this, the state number of new cases for COVID-19 has just ticked over 500, and a baby has been reported to be infected with the virus. A growing number of clusters around aged care...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun to make noise. The garbage truck has not yet arrived for its usual 7am Tuesday...

Finding the sacred in isolation

I am writing this towards my tenth week in isolation, brought on by the coronavirus. This amount of time varies for many of us, some who are immuno compromised have very wisely gone into lockdown within their...

Thoughts in isolation

Is it really true we are approaching our seventh week in isolation? From a crisis that created so much concern about global health and effects of the novel coronavirus on health systems, the...

To be Small is to be Radical

By Asther Bascuna Creo For those who know me or even those who have the misfortune to follow me on social media, you would be familiar with a personal tradition I follow at the end of...

Being enough

By Asther Bascuna Creo Just recently the world was shocked to learn of the death of two celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. One, an icon in the fashion world whose clothing line has become almost synonymous to the good...

Leaving the Edges

By Asther Bascuna Creo There’s something to be said about being an edge dweller or a boundary seeker. Many of us have this experience – coming to Australia from another country, we arrive taking the unstable steps of a migrant,...

Four authors share their stories this Saturday

By Asther Bascuña Creo On Saturday 26 November, four Filipino Australian authors and artists will have the opportunity to present their stories and creativity through a collection of books published by The Philippine Times. As one of the authors, I feel...

A pebble is all you need to be

By Asther Creo I started to attend recently a local writers group in my community. I have not been writing actively for awhile and thought this would bring back my writing mojo. So one cold Wednesday night I rocked up my local...
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With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing havoc around the world, a lot of businesses are moving their stores online. One of those...

The ties that bind us all

The Filipino Association of Monash (FAM) is a new cultural club at Monash University in Clayton established in 2019. Before the club’s...

7 common Filipino ingredients to liven up your home cooking

Most of us have been guilty of being too tired or unmotivated to get in the kitchen and cook dinner, causing us...