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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Asther Bascuña-Creo

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...

Giving it up

If there is one thing that is very hard for you to give up, what would that be? Perhaps a hobby? Your status in the community? A prized possession? A relationship? Fair enough, but I have one more word for you,...
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