Category Archive: The Philippines

My home, my country, my heart: the Philippines

Playing Peek-A-Boo with Mount Mayon

For our annual mother-daughter trip this year, my Mom and I decided to fly to Legazpi City in Albay to see the Mayon Volcano. Mount Mayon, with her nearly perfectly shaped cone, is aptly named. Her name is derived from the phrase …

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Yesterday Was Black Tuesday…

…So if you have a Filipino friend on Facebook and you noticed they changed their profile picture to a stark black image or an image with a black background, don’t be surprised. They’re just making a statement against Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime …

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The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Should Remain RP’s Main International Gateway

“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression‘as pretty as an airport.’ Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly.Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort.”– Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Most of my

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On Higher Ground

Karen Carpenter once sang that rainy days and Mondays always get her down. Down does not even begin to describe how living in Manila feels like right now.

I can honestly say it’s been a while since I last saw …

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This Writer Is Going on a Holiday; You Should, Too

Once a year, the Significant Other and I make it a point to go on a holiday. We’d go to somewhere nice and quiet, stay there for a couple of weeks, and do nothing but chill out. It’s frankly the high point of my year, aside from my birthday and Christmas, and it’s something I …

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