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museums part 1: footwear museum

Welcome to the shoe museum of Marikina, Philippines! First off, this city is obsessed with shoes. They’re known for their shoe-making business, so how fitting it is that a museum of just shoes exists here. 151 more words

PHILIPPINES TRIP 2015

Column: ‘Jumu-Junjun,’ ‘jumo-Joma’

Published on January 27, 2014.

Twice over the Christmas holidays I chanced upon an intriguing locution. In one tweet, the driver of a car honking obnoxiously was described with the use of a new verb: “Jumu-Junjun!” I also overheard someone describe a man throwing his weight around in the exact same way: “Jumu-Junjun.” 836 more words

Newsstand: Column

BOBBY JINDAL SUES DONALD TRUMP FOR PLAGIARISM

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – First, it was former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos who accused Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump… 118 more words

Politics

July 2 in history

626 In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushed and killed his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. 701 more words

History

SHOES: PLEASURE AND PAIN at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Not all tall girls have big feet but this one does.  For me the “pleasure” of shoes is simply finding ones long enough and the “pain” is all too often having to settle for dowdy ones.   439 more words

Exhibitions

1st July - On This Day In History

Born:

1930 Imelda Marcos (former 1st Lady of the Philippines and infamous shoe collector)

Died:

1991 Michael Landon (actor)

On This Day:

1960 Ghana becomes a republic… 12 more words

Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai: A Book Review

Arlene Chai is a Filipino-Chinese author who migrated to Australia during the political chaos in 1982. Due to her martial law experience, she is known for her skills in weaving the political problem in the Philippines to her fictions. 386 more words

Fiction