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Manila Cathedral 2014

tag: manila cathedral, intramuros, manila Just before I left Manila last Wednesday I decided to drop by the Manila Cathedral to check on recent repairs and renovations, and, I heard, some interesting additions. This picked my curiosity, for what else could be added to the cathedral — at the back of my mind I was thinking […]

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Historia

steely church of San Sebastian

tag: san sebastian church, quiapo, manila, san sebastian college, augustinian recollect I walked around the wet streets of Manila yesterday. I wondered about what it felt like to be a Manileño during its golden age. When it was the center, the most modern, the most beautiful city in Asia. Well, it is a shell of what it […]

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Historia

What Mabini Would Do

If Mabini were alive today he’d be 150 years old. I had to look up what ‘sesquicentennial’ definition is on line to know what it means after reading from my tweeter feed that today marks his sesquicentennial birthday. As usual, you’ll have the usual politicians giving speeches about Mabini’s heroic virtues and contributions to this nation. Its sad that […]

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New Zealand

An afternoon in Devonport

tag: devonport new zealand, new zealand, nz, kiwi Devonport, a historic seashore village, is one place you must not miss when you’re in Auckland. It is a charming neighborhood with plenty of elegant period architecture. Here we saw well preserved samples of  Victorian, Colonial and Georgian buildings. The conservation of these structures is testament to the […]

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New Zealand

A hop on bus tour in Auckland

tag: new zealand, kiwi, auckland, nz When I was a boy I have this image of New Zealand as a place where you find the greenest farms and the healthiest cows. I think I saw that in a popular TV ad back then. Peter Jackson‘s LOTR and his Hobbit series changed that mental image a few years […]

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New Zealand

Auckland’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

tag: new zealand, st patrick’s cathedral auckland, auckland, central auckland The mission land where Auckland’s Catholic church stands was awarded to a French bishop (who became Auckland’s first bishop) Jean-Baptiste François Pompallier to create “a dwelling house, a college, recreation ground for youth, and burial ground, for the use of the Roman Catholic public”. Pompallier would establish the […]

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