FROM BOTH SIDES NOW: Coping with COVID-19

Posted on February 24, 2021

By MILWIDA M. GUEVARA


It was the first time in eleven months that I wore a formal Filipina dress for the TOYM function. It took me time to find a "tapis" that matched my "patadyong" (Filipina skirt). I couldn’t even remember if I had matching shoes to wear, and was totally surprised to find a pair. All my wristwatches were not working and have run out of batteries. I felt a tinge of sadness when I saw a stack of my pashminas. I had a collection of all colors which I used in my trips to the countryside. I could barely remember the last one we took before that fateful day in March. One of these days, I should dispose many of my dresses and live with less.