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2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 16 2008

March 16th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #44

DEAR AUNTY,

In the “Songs of the Survivors” book about Burma, is mentioned a famous boy from Goa who ran to found the capital city then named after him – would you know of him?

Myanmary.
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Dear Myanmary:

Oh, you mean…Ran’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 15 2008

March 15th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #43

DEAR AUNTY,

I met this pretty little Spanish chica in the U.S., but she insisted she’s from Goa! I never saw her again – do you know where in the U.S. I might be able to find her?

Latino.
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Dear Latino:

Oh, she’s a…Chica’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 14 2008

March 14th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #42

DEAR AUNTY,

I’m looking for a life-partner compatible to me – he should be kind, honest, devoted, and of course, very virile like these young men from Goa I’ve heard so much of!

Taurus.
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Dear Taurus:

Haha, you need…a Vir’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 13 2008

March 13th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #41

DEAR AUNTY,

During the medieval ages it seems this knight from Goa invented a robe that they could wear at bedtime – and gave his name to it! Do you know whom?

Pai Jamma.
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Dear Pai Jamma:

Night’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 12 2008

March 12th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #40

DEAR AUNTY,

Is it true womenfolk from Goa have a tradition of pledging a longed-for child to the Church, or a similar vow of some sort?

Dishhti.
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Dear Dishhti:

Oh that’s……Un’goan!!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.




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