Articles in Category: Editor Digest

#werpa of Language

on Saturday, 23 December 2017. Posted in Editor Digest

by Bro. Anthony Capirayan, SSP

I went offline for three hours and the next time I saw my Facebook account almost everyone was speaking in a cryptic language. TFW (That feeling when) everybody is rolling in the aisles laughing and you’re standing right in the middle, all glassy-eyed and forcing a smile so that you don’t look anything like, well, slow-witted. 

"Tiwala Lang"

on Saturday, 23 December 2017. Posted in Editor Digest

by Bro. Anthony Capirayan, SSP

Sa EDSA po ba tayo pinapadaan ng Waze, Kuya?” I immediately blurted out after I slumped myself in the backseat. I was too exhausted to squeeze myself in the train, so I chose Uber, at the rush hour, for my ride home. “Opo, Sir,” the driver took a quick glance at the rear-view mirror. A break-up OPM was playing on the stereo. My cabbie of the moment was sporting a gray loose shirt, faded blue jeans, and Converse sneakers. He was a skinny guy with a slightly unkempt hair, and most probably in his early twenties. “Traffic din po sa ibang daan. Dito sa EDSA kahit papaano po gumagalaw,” he explained. I sighed in resignation. “Tiwala lang, Sir, makakarating din tayo niyan,” he smiled. 

I Have Found a Family

on Saturday, 23 December 2017. Posted in Editor Digest

by Bro. Anthony Capirayan, SSP

In my first month in the seminary, I suffered from severe homesickness. And just as when I was contemplating to book the soonest flight back to my hometown, we celebrated the Feast of St. Paul the Apostle…

We were heartily eating our breakfast when a glass was tinkled for an announcement. “The pre-collegians are going for a trip to Tagaytay,” said our father master in his booming voice. We newcomers broke into cheers as the higher years sighed in envy. We finished off our meal real quick, threw on our Sunday’s best, and jumped aboard the Mitsubishi Canter truck. We bade goodbye to our poor older brothers as they grudgingly swept fallen dead leaves on the road. The Canter crawled, and for some reason, it glided to a stop. The next thing we knew, chaos had erupted inside the locked vehicle as they splashed water on us. Thus, our first baptism. 

Still on Vacay Mode?

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Editor Digest

by Bro. Anthony Capirayan, SSP



As of this writing, I am sitting on the whitewashed sands of Boracay and watching the glorious sun lean its elbows on the horizon. The gray smudges on the sky start to clear and the summer breeze becomes cooler. The island everyone considers as the hub for party people has become to me a hermitage, a sanctuary for prayer, a shore for a drifting soul. Neither the conversations of the locals and tourists, nor the laughter of children frolicking in the water, nor the rhythm of reggae music at Station 2, could disturb my silent meditation. On this hallowed ground, in this sacred time, God touches me to the core.

 

One of the "Tapal Boys"

on Friday, 17 March 2017. Posted in Editor Digest

by Anthony Capirayan, SSP

I was born to be a hard-nosed athlete. For most of my high school life, the volleyball court was my world and the place I was most respected. In my senior year, I became the team captain and was reputed to be a beastly ace spiker. Volleyball was the only thing I was really good at. And so I vowed to myself that if I won’t make it to the major leagues, I would a PE teacher and a coach rallying students to play their best.

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