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: https://youtu.be/qtodF2RV_JU
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.
Can be read for free here: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/t…