Filipino love songs…?

Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 by Lynne M. Thomas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review for Taho by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Poetry. I am woefully under equipped to unterstand it well. Not something I read often. I landed with this story through a bad link and thought… why not?

So, I had to look up stuff….

Kundiman is a genre of traditional Filipino love songs. And Sylvia La Torre is known as the Queen of Kundiman. Listen here:

Arnibal is caramelized brown sugar syrup. Filipino again, I think.

Other than that I have no idea. A bot drives across a Martian landscape with two buckets of food and listens to Filipino love songs… I am stumped.

Did I like it? Well, yes, after the first confusing few lines… Did I understand it? The words, yes. I learned stuff. The meaning, not so much.

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