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Meandering Thoughts on Wordless Wednesday

Sorry I haven’t been reading your blogs.  I’m busy doing some spring – cleaning chores, and you know, I can only do these tasks in the morning, which is my blog reading time.   414 more words

Random Thoughts

Commonwealth of the Philippines #415 (1936) - Fort Santiago

I have very few stamps from the Philippines in my collection and most are in rather poor condition. Last night, I happened upon an article about Manila’s Fort Santiago and remembered that I owned a stamp portraying this old Spanish citadel. 5,210 more words

Stamp Issuers

Manila, the Pearl of the Orient ... [Philippines]

When I was in Manila, it rained non-stop during the evenings … So, all my exploring was only during the day-time. Wherever I looked, there were the unique Jeepneys. 396 more words


Jong’s Blog Episode 5: Nanay Mo at Fort Santiago

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A Minute in Manila

When I visited Manila, Philippines for work in October, I didn’t have much time to explore because of my schedule and the city’s unbelievable traffic. However I was fortunate to visit Fort Santiago and Cathedral Manila, and as my hotel was in the business district, Makati, I shopped in several of Manila’s well-known malls like SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Glorietta 5, and Greenbelt. 118 more words


Chick Parsons - Our Man In Manila

Charles Thomas Parsons Jr. was born in 1900 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, but his family moved frequently to avoid creditors. When young Charles was 5, his mother sent him to Manila for a more stable life with her brother, a public health official in the American-run government. 764 more words