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ALBERT B. CASUGA, a Philippine-born writer, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write poetry, fiction, and criticism after his retirement from teaching and serving as an elected member of his region's school board. He was nominated to the Mississauga Arts Council Literary Awards in 2007. A graduate of the Royal and Pontifical University of St. Thomas (now University of Santo Tomas, Manila. Literature and English, magna cum laude), he taught English and Literature (Criticism, Theory, and Creative Writing) at the Philippines' De La Salle University and San Beda College. He has authored books of poetry, short stories, literary theory and criticism. He has won awards for his works in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Philippines. His latest work, A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems was published February 2009 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House. His fiction and poetry were published by online literary journals Asia Writes and Coastal Poems recently. He was a Fellow at the 1972 Silliman University Writers Workshop, Philippines. As a journalist, he worked with the United Press International and wrote an art column for the defunct Philippines Herald.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


From that cruise to Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Cannes, Provence, Avignon, Monaco, Monte Carlo, and back, I realize a lot of citizens from the "so-called European countries gripped by austerity" (Spain, Italy, Greece) are all over the cruise ship carousing, drinking expensive reds, and not touched at all by "austere living". Proves my point. Drink and be merry, tomorrow, you either have a hangover, or a marker in some cemetery. 

I am back, am I not? 


Hannah Stephenson said...

Annnnnnnnnd.....he's back, folks!

Welcome back. Hope it was a wonderful time. I'm sure you'll have some poetic souvenirs to share with us!


Thanks, Hannah. I am baaaaacccckkk!
Will try the dily thing again. Glad to be back.