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As we close the month of June

I would be switching to a new blog design, hopefully my visitors (I believe most are friends and relatives!) will like the new look. The reason for the change is that the old platform does not provide that many widgets. This are the stuff that makes the site more accessible and easier to navigate. Plus […]

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Historia

Ambeth’s lecture on Rizal photos

Ambeth Ocampo held a short but very informative talk about Rizal at PowerBooks Makati last Wednesday. The subject was Rizal in pictures. The most photographed Philippine hero of all time, what was on display was various stages of his life in photos, from his youthful Ateneo days to his death in the fields of Bagumbayan. […]

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The beauty and reality of San Nicolas

This day being the anniversary of Manila, the ever-loyal city, I would like to celebrate it with a simple feature on one of its smallest district, a place known as San Nicolas. I was going through a series of emotions when I first landed my sights on its streets, literally – a block lined up […]

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Manila

One sunny saturday @ Pezseum

  I dropped by the Lopez Museum recently where I saw a wide collection of paintings from the likes of Filipino greats, Hidalgo and Luna, and the other well known Filipino artist like Joya, Ayala and Amorsolo. Lopez Sr. according to what I read was an ardent collector, who would travel to Europe in search […]

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The Spanish that I know

Seen here is my friend Pepe’sspanish blog, shown with its new banner. A proud creation of mine! Thanks for the brief but sweet post for this little contribution of mine. My friend here as Fennimore-Cooper’s famous literary work states, is a “Last of the Mohican’s” type, a rarity of Spanish speakers who still fights to […]

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Its Rizal’s birthday!

I was really impressed when my wife texted me on the 19th to remind me of Jose Rizal’s birthday. She was listening to my Rizal stories after all! I almost wept! How I wish I could also interest all those people who stopped caring about Rizal. For many, Rizal is a street or a monument, […]

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