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“ “ATOIQ'S MAM. BOX
605 King St. October 12, 1928 iae Editor, Filipino Forum ar Editor, I have just heard about your .3w paper, THE FILIPINO FORUE, and I now hasten to express my congratulations, for that has been a long—felt need in our ever—increasing community. We need such a medium to bring closer together all the Filipinos that are scattered in the city and in neighboring towns. It will prom— ote better cooperation and a more concer ted action of the Filipino community not only in the city of Seattle where there ere no less than one thousand but also in the other cities of the state, and in fact thruout the whole Pacific Northwest. I pray that this enterprise which you have just started will find a long and serviceable life, lam, Truly yours, (Sgd) Domingo Ramos Pedro V. Panaligan, 1928 A.B. graduate of Seattle Pacific College, is now en rolled in the state university of Arizo ns for his graduate work. Mr. Panaligan is a history major. ‘ I um moss mo THINK | ‘ 3 As he artist can portray and inter— pret on canvas some delicate speck on the firmament without losing some of its ehteresl charm, so I can not put in nerds alone all the tender sentiments deep in my bosom. However, just as no glass is entirely colorless but more or less reflect some form of light, so no ; man can write without betraying the nat— ive hue of his own soul. --Ricardo lijares (Mr. Mijares, who is now in New York, was very active while with us in Seattl for several years. At one time he con ducted a regular column in the Philip- 1 pine Seattle Colonist, and among univer~‘ sity students he was beloved for his 1 ever ready bits of witty sayings and 1 rib~tickling jokes. -—Editor) 3 ________-____-- F.I. RATTAN INDUSTRY TO BE DEVELOPED 1 Steps are being token by the Bureau cf Forestry for the developlnnt of the :attan indubtry in the Philippines. Ex perts of the Bureau are now making a st ‘d; of the possibilities of the local " lies which abounds in Palawan, Minda— t‘, Zambales, Tayabas, and other places A the Islands. It is said that the ra— rwn industry, if properly developed, ‘1 supply the whole Philippine Ishands nd leave a considerable qusntityaéxport POET’S CORNER (The following poem, while written by an Occidental, has a Philippine setting, and hence we think it will be of int erest to our readers. It is reprinted from the Manila Times of Sept. 9, '2B) MY HOUSE I have a house in Pesig town; It‘s a quaint little place, so weathered and brown, Held snug in the arms of tropical trees. There I love to lie and feel the breeze As it bathes and caresses me while I dream. It's the loveliest place that I have seen. My house has a lot of cozy nooks And wicker chairs and friendly books And a bambao table on which you'll find A grayed brass box, you know—~the kind That you have to get in old Cathay. It holds cigarettes for up friends when they Drop in for a chat 'neath the lamp's soft glow. They'll love av little house, I know. On my walls are pictures of ships afloat And some bordered placques cf a Mandarin coat That was worn by a Chinaman named Ah Ling; Each is a soft—tinted silken thing. Shall I open the door so you can see lhere the Southern Cross locks in'at me? And you may see the shadows fall In grotesque figures on the wall, And the languid moon throwing perfumed beams . Into the room until it seems That all is aglow with withhing light Oh! what can surpass a tropical night! Now if you'll step outside ny door You'll see the cadena de amor lith tiny petals; some pink, some white, That sparkle with dew in the soft, night And that exotic flower thnt fills the air Is the den de noohe so fragile. And there At the end of the Violette hedgerows, rise Forming the gateway to w paradise, Two coeonut palms so graceful and tell. And to the right, beside the well Is a mngo tree loaded with luscious fruit Which I'm sure you will think is e price~ less loot. I suppose I'll leave uy house some dqy And wander forth on ny vagabond way. But wherever I go, I'll carry the key To the house that means so such to me. «IRIA FRASER HAN SHIN LO! ' Chop may and Noodles 652 Jackson Street Seattle, In. amomzz roam! ADVEah32$ ‘1 3 .