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A Hundred Years Without a Dictator

What if Ferdinand Marcos was not born on September 11, 1917? What would the Philippines be like? I came up with a list of 100 things that the Philippines would look like or we avoid happening without a Ferdinand Marcos: 1,522 more words


Using a feminist framework analyse Here Lies Love. What is staged as ‘feminine’ within the performance and how might the performance be perceived as perpetuating patriarchal orthodoxies or providing a feminist intervention?

Featured Image from the National Theatre’s Production of Here Lies Love

The National Theatre’s production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love, is a musical documenting the Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos’ historical ‘rise from small-town beauty to the most powerful political figure in the Philippines’ (Billington, 2014). 1,797 more words

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. 753 more words


Did Imelda Marcos Took Part in a Haiti Invasion Plan?

In a recent Joe Rogan podcast, Dan Pena, implicated former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos as part of the group that planned invading Haiti.

Dan Pena was a former military officer and a one time Manila resident. 296 more words

Dan Peña

On Materialism

It is what it is. If the shoe fits, wear it. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. A rose by any other name….

Our language is peppered with such phrases that urge authenticity. 774 more words

Expats in Japan

The people is what has made Japan a special place to me. I’m not talking about the polite and courteous way Japanese treat tourists although I love that about Japan. 608 more words