Personal

Ain’t that a beaut…

I just had to post this. Only nature could give us such splendid vivid colors! This was taken around 0530 in the morning. It was a short three hour flight from Singapore, the plane here is already moving towards the terminal. — In this flight, I was sitting behind a group of seamen who were obviously […]

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Singapura

Otters, Mangroves and Pasir Ris Fishermen

With the haze almost gone, I went out today to see some nature. It’s ironic that I could do this with ease here and not in Manila. The Singaporean government has made it possible for people to experience nature by making their nature parks and reserves accessible to the public. For example, they managed to […]

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Singapura

Filipino Entertainers in old Singapore

On my way to Mustafa  (a mall popular for its low prices and 24/7 business hours) I passed by the white old gates of the ‘New World‘ located just outside Farrer MRT. I’ve seen it before but it’s only now that I decided to take a closer look. The gate appears prettier during night time when spotlights […]

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Camarines Sur

Is Naga City’s Name Sanskrit?

Naga is a divine serpentine prevalent in Hindu mythology. I’ve seen this even in Buddhist temples across South East Asia. If Naga is indeed a residuum of a bygone Asiatic Hindu empire, then it would be an interesting area to explore. In our country alone, several towns are called Naga. I’ve been to Cebu’s Naga, […]

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Singapura

So That’s What Haze Looks Like…

I was forewarned that Singapore’s haze levels has hit record high. But what is a ‘haze’? According to an online source, haze is an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and small particles obscure the  sky. Lowering visibility is definitely a safety concern but an even bigger problem is the threat the haze here (literally smoke from […]

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Historia

Education and Spanish in RP

By Pio Andrade, Jr. 1. THE BLACK LEGEND ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION (1) Filipinos in the 20th Century were repeatedly taught or told in schools and in the press, that Spain always kept their ancestors uneducated to have them ignorant and the always docile subjects of Spain. The blame was, in particular, thrown upon […]

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