Moments...

by Orlino C. Baldonado

Moments is a compilation of 116 specific moments that the author vividly recalled from his past. The first is about watching his father supervise a carpenter make his coffin whn the author was three and a half years old. One of the last ones is a recent accident when he was 75 years old, and he thought he was going to die from that accident.

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Diburli Wizards

by Orlino Baldonado

The Diburli Wizards have been in charge of the universe since the beginning. These wizards have special powers, and have to work on the overall problems of creation, sentient life, and the end of the universe.

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Zacana the Singing Princess

by Orlino C. & Estrella C. Baldonado

Princess Zacana was the only daughter of the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Zaluga with extraordinary talent for singing. No one could capture her heart, until Prince Lukno captured her and took her to his kingdom. But no matter how well Prince Lukno treated the captured princess, she continued to be sad, so he returned Zacana to Zaluga. But, unknown to the Prince and the Princess, disaster had befallen to Zacana’s parents and their castle. Find out how Zacana and Lukno coped with the tragic and sad turn of events which made them closer to each other.

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Boy Monkey Finds a Friend

by Orlino Baldonado

Boy monkey discovers a way to gain favors from a girl monkey, when he cannot get anyone else to play with him. The special gift? He promises to find bananas for her. Read the series of stories related to the adventures of Bolong, the boy monkey, and Mona, the girl monkey.

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Forest Waif

by Orlino Baldonado

A photographer tries to track down the whereabouts of a girl he captured on film as part of his assignment to document vanishing forest areas in the Philippines. The picture eerily looks like someone who vanished from the area many years ago.

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Zebona the Princess of Birds

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

Princess Zebona of the Kingdom of Dayohan was only interested in the birds of her kingdom, not in marrying someone to produce an heir. She met a handsome Prince Anupo who insisted his life and future depended upon being able to bring home two special birds from the Dayohan forest. Princess Zebona would not allow it. Then, she took it upon herself to capture the live birds that Anupo wanted and deliver them to him. Only then did she realize the significance of the birds to Prince Anupo’s future… and her own.

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Old Ambrocio had a farm

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

This story is an adaptation of the popular “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” children’s rhyme. It is told from the point of view of a farmer from the Philippines. Old Ambrocio retires from city life and sets up a farm with his dog Bantay. His main work animal is the carabao, also known as the water buffalo. He raises the usual animals like geese, pigs, and goats, as well as rice and corn. He enjoys showing his farm to his grandchildren. Old Ambrocio shares his farm produce with his neighbors and friends. A new set of verses is included to be sung like the popular children’s song.

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