America

Buffalo Grove’s Church of St. Mary

I’ve visited three Catholic churches around since I landed here in Chicago. The first was in Oak Brook where we attended a baptismal early this month, then there’s St. Edna and a couple of kilometers away east is St. Mary in Buffalo Grove. In good weather you can walk all the way to this church. […]

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America

Jordan at the United Center

There’s probably no greater athelete to us Filipinos than Jordan. Everybody know who the guy is. He made millions from us buying his line of products. To this day I see Filipinos line up to buy Jordan shoes. Could you just imagine these things still sells, Jordan has been out of the game for years […]

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America

Seeing Wrigley Field

Although not a basefull fan, I instantly recognized Wrigley’s when we passed by Addison earlier this week. I wanted to go down from the vehicle but it was raining. With temperatures well below freezing getting wet isn’t a good idea not unless you wanted to become a popsicle. This baseball park was named after the […]

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America

Notes from America

I did not know that Japan would require a transit visa for a stand by ticket so I had to fly back to Chicago this afternoon. I came all the way from Illinois to Minnesota to hear this unfortunate update. I guess our reputation renders our passport with little value. No wonder so many Filipinod […]

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Cavite | Cebu | Negros Oriental

My Lola & the Fighting Cañetes

Last year when I visited my last surviving lola we spoke a lot about her memories growing up. She’s the youngest of more than a dozen siblings. I was reminded of her and our conversation when a few weeks ago, an Australian man I’m training with told me about his experience and facsination with “arnis”. […]

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