Historia

The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY-pS6iLFuc] I was watching HISTORY channels “The Spanish Inquisition” last night and had trouble going to sleep. Those dungeons and interrogations were scary as hell. While the images of the Spanish Inquisition made me cringe and curse, I forgot that most of these does not have historical basis. Believe it or not, scientific research about […]

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Historia | Personal

Zeppethon

[youtube=http://youtu.be/JK_DOJa99oo] “The Zeppethon is when you sit your ass down and listen to all nine Zep albums in a row”, said Jack Black during the Kennedy Center Honors for Led Zep. I personally, haven’t tried it. But I’m planning to this weekend. For sure an activity that won’t put your in mind in peace and […]

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Singapura

Water and Greens

Fascinating is how Singapore manages to allocate nature reserves in their already shrinking land space. I recently visited the MacRitchie Reservoir to see some nature. And oh boy did I get up close with nature. While walking along the reservoir, a foot sized monkey snatched the plastic bag I was carrying. It had my calorie […]

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Personal

I Want Some Creedence

I woke up this morning craving to hear some Creedence. Yeah. That legendary band from Cerritos that created some of the greatest rock music in the 60’s. Fortunate Son, is THE universal anthem of anti-war America. It came out around the time their country bit more than it can swallow in Vietnam. “Fortunate Son” is […]

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Hong Kong

Rizal’s Hong Kong

The good thing about Hong Kong is that it’s just a two hours flight from Manila — and they don’t require a visa. You can grab round trip tickets on line for dirt cheap prices. Thanks to budget airlines. There’s a huge Filipino community here. Never had problem finding my way around because there’s a […]

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Hong Kong

Touch Down Hong Kong

I’ve been wanting to see the historical places here where Filipino patriots spent time during their exile. I have no plans other than seeing these places. Well, maybe eat in a fancy resto, dine in class and sip some high grade wine – but that’sa a dream. That’s not going to happen. Budget is not […]

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