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With Don Pio Andrade de Paracale!

I visited chemist Pio Andrade in Arellano University (Legarda) to ask him a few questions about his history growing up, as a chemist and as a historian. He’s a personal hero of mine. One of those guys that got me reading deep into Philippine history. He’s an iconoclast, a man whose obsession with methodical research […]

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The Island of Batam in Indonesia

The last time I was in Indonesia was two years ago. The place where we stayed was a relaxing resort and the beach wasn’t that bad. The food they serve (damn those beef bacon was good!) reminded us that the country still follow religious tradition to the letter. Seeing the people’s character made me realized […]

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