Singapura

My New Years Eve and my Hopes for the New Year!

We woke up early today [Dec 31 2008] to shop for some foodie stuff for the new year celebration later, we Filipinos must have our ‘media noche’ food [It’s not a maligayang bagong taon without it], yes, even in foreign lands we do keep our traditions alive but here they have not heard of the […]

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Historia

Filipinos Lack of National Pride and Identity

This article was written by an American, Barth Suretsky. His observations are interesting and his comments about our culture and his respect and love of the Philippines are nicely written. Due to the worsening situation in our country, let’s hope this will make an impact on other Filipinos who read it… BE PROUD TO BE […]

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Pampanga honors Augustinian legacies

By Tonette Orejas Inquirer CITY OF SAN FERNANDO-Kapampangans filled the San Agustin Church and its nearby museum in Intramuros, Manila, on the night of Aug. 24 to pay tribute to Augustinian missionaries who had sailed from there to Pampanga 435 years ago and influenced the natives’ character, culture and history. As they stood on the […]

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Singapura

Fort Canning’s Hidden Tombstones

One of my favourite places to visit are old cemeteries, yes, eternal homes, memorial parks [whatever it’s called these days], I find it ironic that these places which have markers dedicated for the dead could tell us  a lot about life, well, the life lived by its residents that is. In the gravestones that I […]

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The Prewar Intramuros

If youre a history junky chances are you’ve already seen this video by an American journalist taken before the war. I need not say more… precioso! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibt8TpFHaLU] Another video called, “Manila – Castillian Memories” [youtube=http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOI6rc38Qic&feature=channel]

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Singapura

My “Inventing a Hero” Day

I just read Glenn May’s “Inventing a Hero” and I enjoyed it so much, I’ve browsed over it before, I remember wanting to purchase it but not having enough money, I was still in college then, working at some food chain while studying. I passed on many books that I wanted to buy then, even […]

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