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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:

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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

Envelope City

Brown, undyed paper envelopes are called “Manila” because they were originally made from fibre produced from a plantain crop local to this area.

Staying with the envelope theme, all I knew about Manila could be written on the back of an envelope before I decided to come and see it for myself. 

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Backpacking

Missing evidence, December 15, 2002

IT’S INCREDIBLE. The pre-trial set last Monday on the criminal cases against Imelda Marcos for her alleged dollar accounts abroad without the permission of the Central Bank was re-set by the regional trial court of Manila to Jan. 826 more words

2002

NEWEST PHILIPPINES' TOURISM CAMPAIGN FEATURES IMELDA MARCOS AND SURVIVING BEATLES

MANILA, Philippines ( The Adobo Chronicles) – ‘Give Peace A Chance.’ That’s the theme of the newest campaign by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) to promote tourism to this peace-loving nation of 100 Million people. 271 more words

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