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Stuff From The Past - I Used To Live In The Slums and I Never Really Left

I woke up one morning, still rubbing the sleep from my eyes. It was barely noon but the street was already noisy with it’s usual racket. 1,685 more words

Stuff From The Past

All the Mooncakes in Manila Chinatown

Though the Philippines is enjoying only two seasons, the Chinese community in the country celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, dubbed locally as the Mooncake Festival. This year, it falls on the 8th of September. 194 more words

Philippines

The Conundrum of China’s Haste in Building Artificial Island on Disputed Reefs

Perhaps China is really difficult to understand due to its four thousand years of culture entirely different from Western culture..

However, Philippine stupidity is also a conundrum. 1,081 more words

Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks

A member of the Philippine National Police’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit examines abandoned luggage found at the entrance of Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila on Sept 1, 2014. 426 more words

degrees of happiness

the trails i treaded in the past few months were unfamiliar but long-awaited. i will dig deep into details in the next few days. last weekend, i had the privilege to trek up in the far-flung village of Kalinga for a voluntary/charity work. 33 more words

Kalinga

The Philippines, Filipinos, and Criticism

September is a significant month for me because this month is a marker for significant events in my life. It is the mark for new beginnings. 702 more words

Criticism

Hungry Panda!

So last night, J, me and the boys went out for dinner. We were planning to go to Kowloon in Don Antonio, but J wanted some rice too. 122 more words

Philippines