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494 Years and One Day Ago Today

April 28, 2015: One of Europe’s most famous explorers – right up there in the ranks with Columbus (the Americas), Cabot (North America) and Vasco de Gama (India via Cape of Good Hope) – is Ferdinand Magellan. 620 more words


Kidlat Tahimik's Balikbayan #1: a quintessential Filipino indie film

Balikbayan #1 has nothing remarkable for the average Filipino moviegoer, provided he actually gets the unlikely opportunity to watch it. The film would probably come across as a bad movie even, given the Hollywood-satiated audience’s expectations of a ‘movie’: thrilling, spectacular, and highly entertaining. 956 more words


Beyond the storms lies the Pacific

In 1520 the explorer Ferdinand Magellan battled for a year to find a passage around the tip of South America, encountering some of the worst weather anywhere on earth. 123 more words


History Lesson 100 Essay

In 1480, in Portugal, a great explorer was born. His name was Ferdinand Magellan. When he was 10, he was orphaned, and then brought to a Portuguese Court, where he would grow for many years. 138 more words


Recess: Spring 2015 Syllabus

Recess (REC 100)
M/W 2-3:20PM
328 Hard Patch of Grass Behind The Library

Course Description:
Let’s face it – you need 3 more junk credits to graduate. 264 more words

Lapu-Lapu Shrine

Lapu-Lapu is a Filipino hero and was the ruler of Mactan, Cebu who fought and killed the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the Battle of Mactan back in 1521.


Book Of Da Week: Over The Edge of the World

HISTORY this week and one almighty story about the first circumnavigation of the globe! Now “circumnavigation” is a mighty big word and it took us quite a while of studying its etymology before we could begin American historian Laurence Bergreen’s tome. 347 more words