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Boracay In January

Last updated on: 28th January, 2017, 1:41 PM In 2014, we spent a few days in Boracay with our good friends Dodong, Snookie, and Gina. Two weeks ago, we went back again with a third couple, minus our dear friend Gina. Gina passed away last year so our return trip was bittersweet.  Boracay In January? […]

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With sympathy and hope

Last updated on: 1st February, 2015, 2:48 AMOn January 25th, 44 members of the Philippine National Police force’s elite Special Action Force lost their lives while on a mission against a notorious terrorist bomb-maker. The nation was thrown into a terrible state of mourning and the hearts of my Filipino friends and family members were […]

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All Saints Day

Last updated on: 23rd October, 2013, 8:28 PMI read today that the President of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino had declared that October 31st would not be a holiday in the Philippines. Feeling pretty smug, I told my wife while we chatted online during my lunch time that “Halloween wasn’t going to be a holiday this […]

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Stretching out

Last updated on: 24th March, 2013, 11:33 PMThere it is, the road ahead. What’s on it? Where does it lead? Those are things we’ll never know from this vantage point. Only traveling down that road will answer those questions. When I got the idea for, I thought that it would be easy to post […]

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Holy Week

Last updated on: 7th April, 2012, 7:30 PMTomorrow is Easter, the culmination of what is known in many parts of the world as Holy Week. In the Philippines, workers have the Thursday before Easter off as well as Good Friday. The Thursday before Easter is known as Maundy Thursday and it commemorates Jesus washing his […]

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General Santos Family

My Philippines In-Laws in General Santos City

Last updated on: 20th March, 2012, 10:37 PMToday’s entry is going to be a Picture Day.  The photo was taken at Isla Jardin Del Mar in Gumasa, just south of General Santos City.  This was the first time I’d met my wife Menchu’s family. We had a nice party with plenty of lechon and fresh […]

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