life rattle show no. 1370

Presented on Thursday, april 7, 2016


hosted by virginia ashberry


"Lizard Stew"

by Victoria Martinez

tonight's Show

presents a story from long time Life Rattle writer, and previous host of this show, Victoria Martinez.

Victoria Martinez was born in Manila, the capitol of the Philippines in 1953. After college she left Manila and spent two years travelling around Belgium and Luxembourg before landing a job with an oil company in Oman where she worked for three years. Martinez then came to Toronto in 1988. She currently works for a law firm in Toronto.

Victoria Martinez has written a series of stories for Life Rattle, about her life in the Philippines. Tonight we are treated to the fun that ensues for a four year old girl, after a hurricane in Manila. There is flooding, destruction, a poisonous water snake, and a giant lizard that gets stewed.

Spoiler alert: it tastes like chicken.

Please be advised that some Life Rattle stories contain language and situations that some listeners may find offensive, so listener discretion is advised.