TRUE WEIRD

Felicia talks about her abilities

Today’s reader wants to be known as Felicia. She grew up sensing things and hiding them from other people because of her intense Christian background, only to later realize that her mother grew up with the same abilities, and she too had to tamp them down. Felicia’s answers are in Taglish (a mix of English […]

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TRUE WEIRD

Luna and the Villa

Today‚Äôs storyteller goes by the name Luna. “I prefer to stay anonymous because of the stigma surrounding the paranormal.  I already had my fair share of it and would like my kids to live normally without going through the same things I had to endure,” they say. Luna has an active third eye, which means […]

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TRUE WEIRD

Sharon’s Supernatural Encounters

Sharon has been able to see, hear, and feel things most people cannot ever since she was young. “Part of me wants to remain anonymous because I don’t want to be judged, but everyone who knows me well knows that I have this ‘gift/curse,’ so you can put me down as Sharon,” she says “I’m […]

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FOOD, TRAVEL

Stopping for corn by the side of the road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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TRUE WEIRD

A Chef’s Encounters with Spirits

The next reader about to share their encounters with the weird is a chef who currently runs three restaurants and loves nature. “I’m not a fan of horror film because it scares the crap out of me and I’m jumpy when I watch one, although I like talking about supernatural and paranormal things,” they say. […]

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FOOD

Ode to the breakfast buffet

Ah, the breakfast buffet. That glorious parade of table upon table (upon table, if you’re lucky), each one brimming with different sorts of edibles, each one more mouth-watering than the next. It is one of the best things to greet you first thing in the morning, next to, well, next to nothing, really. Besides the […]

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TRUE WEIRD

Albatross’ Encounters with the Unknown

“I sat up and look at the corridor heading to the bathroom – and there I saw her. It was a bloated woman, kinda standing there between me and the bathroom. She seemed to really be standing there and was accompanied by heightened feelings of dread.”

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