Malaysia

Historic Malacca (Part 1)

Drizzling Morning at Woodlands The morning drizzle did not dampen our spirits to travel to one of the most historic place in South East Asia. We have planned this for so long. Nothings going to stop these backpackers – so off we go. Buses here meets most of my transport needs. They’re comfortable, inexpensive – […]

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Manila

The Masonic Memorial Clock in Luneta

Right across the monument of Jose Rizal is a simple memorial dedicated to the Masons. Yes, that secretive group that has been source of countless rumors and conspiracy theories. Some even go as far as accuse these men of satanic worship. I couldn’t say if they do or don’t. Quijano de Manila once said, “there’s […]

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Manila

The Anda Circle and Simon de Anda

One of my favorite story in our history is that of Simon de Anda. So fascinated by his life story that I started using his surname as my internet alias. He fought against his countryman’s abuse and has made many enemies along the way. He reminds me of another Basque, the first Bishop Salazar, who […]

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Opinion

The Whole Morning

Was spent watching the RH Bill grand debate (the one hosted byGMA 7) on youtube. I ate breakfast in front of my laptop trying to listen to both sides of the argument. Ok. I saw this on youtube. Its John Lennon talking about population. Enjoy. And Imagine. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yRh5NNiFG0&feature=related] — Extra, Extra I was scheduled to […]

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Morong Rizal

Last Sunday in Angono

Stone Art but No Petroglyphs I don’t even know why I’m writing an entry for this one because I never found what I was looking for but I was glad in a way that I didn’t. Why? Because the Angono Petroglyph, being inaccessible means that its protected from our fickle and playful friends. I know […]

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Bohol

Some Photos of Old Houses in Tagbilaran

Twice I came to Tagbilaran but never wrote anything. I could be lazy at times. While I was looking at some folders containing pictures of Bohol churches I saw the pictures I took of the old houses in Tagbilaran back in 2009. Both trips were in ’09. The first was the longest. I spent three […]

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