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Free flailing in the Philippines

This is not an anti-blog. I am not against the Philippines or interested in making disparaging remarks about the nation that is my chosen homeland. But I would like to try to define the special quality of the Philippines that too often seems to have a lot of people operating out of touch with sense. 1,103 more words

Culture And Arts

MALINDIG INSTITUTE BAND PERFORMED AT CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Malindig Institute Band (M.I. Band) and conductor Mr. Jerry Samonte along with the chosen few performed on Wednesday, July 2 at the Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City for the national Orchestra and Band Festival which runs from July 1 to 6, 2014. 114 more words

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The Philippines is now an English speaking nation; deal with it

The term “deal with it” is an American idiomatic expression. It is normally used in a confrontational manner, as a final exclamation point. A translation would be, “tough luck, nothing’s going to change, so you have to accept it.  587 more words

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Nora Aunor and the Filipino Machete Machine

“The Filipino Machete Machine” is an artistic expression that for purposes of this blog replaces “The Philippines: A Culture of Criticism”. We are dealing with the arts, so we should strive for more passion in our word work, or if not that, at least the deeper meanings that come with the incomprehensible. 998 more words

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Looking at values inside out, or why the Left has it all wrong

I have a friend in the U.S. who is a very successful veterinarian, tending to the dogs and cats of the stars of Hollywood. She once took a drawing class at UCLA Extension and raved about the class. 753 more words

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Spurs 2014 champion team is a blueprint for governance

By Andrew Lim

I begged for Joe’s indulgence to allow me this short piece on the San Antonio Spurs’ recent championship in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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