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Penman No. 200: Memoirs of a Teenage Maoist

Penman for Monday, May 23, 2016

A SMALL item in the foreign news caught my eye last week: a note that the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution had gone unnoticed—in China itself, with no parades or ceremonies to mark the historic event. 1,249 more words

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Penman No. 195: In the Afterglow

Penman for Sunday, April 10, 2016

AS MANY of you know by now, in the early hours of April 1st, a Friday, the UP Faculty Center went up in smoke. 1,309 more words

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Penman No. 190: A Makati Staycation

Penman for Monday, March 7, 2016

THE WORD “staycation” must have been invented for people like my wife Beng and me, who now and then like to laze around in a hotel away from home, though not too far away that we’d have to book a flight or take a long bus ride. 1,165 more words

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Penman No. 185: Wired for Fun

Penman for Monday, February 1, 2016

SOME INTERESTING changes took place in my home-office environment over the recent Christmas break. First, as a gift to the household, especially my movie-loving mom, I got a multi-user subscription to Netflix. 1,130 more words

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Penman No. 184: Degrees and Diplomas

Penman for Monday, January 25, 2015

IT WAS with much interest that my eye strayed last week to a story on the BBC website with the headline ‘Penguin scraps degree requirement.” The article went on to report that publishing giant Penguin Random House—presumably one of the world’s most literate employers—was no longer requiring applicants for any job in the company to show college diplomas. 1,262 more words

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2015 - 5 Biggest Moments

So much change has happened for our little family this year! Here is a recap of the top five most significant events of this year. 790 more words


Penman No. 180: Escapade in Bohol

Penman for Monday, December 28, 2015

YEARS AGO I made a promise to take my wife Beng to all the beautiful places in the world I’ve been, so we’ve been traveling up a storm, flying off to whatever destination our aging knees and limited budget can still afford. 1,195 more words

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