March 7, 2021

Lola Fermina and Her Quirks

I wasn’t close to Lola Fermina and hardly spent time with her at all. She was distant and unaffectionate. Not at all indulgent towards her grandchildren like most grandparents. Despite belonging to one of the most prominent Castillan land owning Cando family in her province Nueva Ecija, my lola was ascetic, and lived like a nun. She never wore makeup or got her hair done like my father’s mother Lola Gloria. Lola Gloria never went out of her house without her hair perfectly coiffed, face powdered, always had her nails done, wore custom made clothes and with matching bags and shoes. Lola…

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Storyteller. Optimist. Climate Change Activist. Feminist. Immigrant. Filipino-American. Posting some essays on my evolving life and observations.

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Storyteller. Optimist. Climate Change Activist. Feminist. Immigrant. Filipino-American. Posting some essays on my evolving life and observations.

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