Cambodia

‘Killing Fields’ Pagoda, Wat Thmey

When I saw the film “The Killing Fields” I was in grade school. Growing up I’ve always wondered what really happened here in Cambodia. Even today It’s hard to wrap your mind around the millions of Cambodians that lost their lives. Disturbing is that this genocide happened in our lifetime! And if it were for […]

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Cambodia

pong tia koon, Cambodian balut

While I was trying to find  my way to Siem Reap’s famed ‘night market’ I saw this woman vending boiled eggs in a traditional shoulder pole, balancing two wooden sieves of equal weight on both ends of the stick. Eggs are boiled in a metallic pot and a clay stove. I noticed the discarded shells […]

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Historia

Lee Kuan Yew on Cory, EDSA

There’s this new series of books that were recently published about Lee Kuan Yew that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on. It contains his interviews, letters and speeches. I’m not sure if these books are sold or if they’re made available only to local libraries. I can’t find them in amazon.com (for kindle) so I’ve […]

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Singapura

Missing Raffles Hotel Museum

While I was looking for reference on where Aguinaldo stayed (I don’t know why this is important) while he was in Singapore, I stumbled upon this book entitled “Reframing Singapore”. It has an entire chapter dedicated to the historic Raffles Hotel. In it is a list  containing the names of dignitaries and historic figures that stayed […]

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Corregidor | Singapura

That Ol’ Ford Factory at Bukit Timah

Coming from the northeastern part of the island, a trip to Bukit Timah takes around an hour or so. The duration of the trip depends on where you are and what type of transport you use. The island is stringed together by an extensive network of secured train stations (most are annexed to shopping centers) so […]

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