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Not Quite a Whale of a Tail


“What the hell is that?” my sister and I asked when our mother plunked down the tray on our table in the food court.

“It’s a tail section of tuna,” Mom declared.  “Deep-fried till crisp!  Just P 150.00!”

Yes, indeedy, it’s a fried tuna tail from the Davao Tuna Grill stall.  Not a bad deal at its price, seeing how it comes with a cup of rice and a small bowl of pinakbet.

It went down a treat with the small dish of soy sauce, siling labuyo, and kalamansi – at least, the bits my sister and I got to taste.  Dad managed to finish the whole monstrous thing solo!  😛


Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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