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A Sunday Afternoon in Manila

There’s more to Manila than its monstrous malls and its faddish crazes. Although there is much to be desired from our heritage sites, they are still there – needing both badly needed maintenance and visitors. 701 more words


Dusk By The Terrace

Filipiniana, old Manila house, terrace… That was my theme for this painting. Because of our humid climate, old Manila houses architectures used to have high ceilings and lots of open passages and windows. 23 more words


Old Manila

Nap is a history buff. I, on the other hand, am a self-proclaimed old soul with a toddler’s attention span when it comes to history. Nap definitely displayed his knack for history and story-telling with an eager-like-a-beaver me. 88 more words

Nature, History, Peoples

Must-read: "Manila: A Memoir of Love and Loss"

Last Saturday, before hearing the evening anticipated Mass, my dear friend Mika sent me an SMS that went “Oye, vas a asistir a la Misa? Tengo EL LIBRO.” 202 more words

Otras Cosas

#Throwback Manila

                Have you ever wondered how Manila looked like thirty or fifty years ago? My father used to say that Tondo wasn’t always the slum-filled area like it is now and the Manila Bay was once the best bay in all of Asia. 411 more words


Something new in the Old City of Manila

As always, whenever a holiday comes up our itchy feet takes us to places we’ve never been before.  Most of the time we go out-of-town to explore the rest of the beauty of this country but this last holiday (Ramadan), we decided to explore somewhere near.   557 more words


Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola, Intramuros: On the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits

Today, the fiesta of the “soldado de Cristo”, San Ignacio de Loyola, I return to blogging. Allow me to write a few lines on the importance of 2014 in the life of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines and relating it to the Jesuits’ former glory – the Iglesia de San Ignacio in pre-War Intramuros. 1,153 more words