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Who’s your mommy? What’s in a name?

Last updated on: 25th January, 2016, 9:31 PMWho’s your mommy? If you’re American or Western, you probably carry your father’s surname. If he was John Jones, you’re automatically a Jones yourself. The rest of your name doesn’t serve to further identify your family. If you have four names, you may be Catholic and one of them is […]

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Common Misconceptions: Philippines

Last updated on: 17th January, 2016, 9:09 PMCommon misconceptions. They’re out there, everywhere. Back in the early 1980’s, I went to the Catch A Rising Star comedy club in New York City with three of my friends. We parked in a parking garage that my friend was familiar with and took a taxi to the club. During […]

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Wheelchair Hailer

Last updated on: 28th July, 2015, 6:01 PMYesterday, we went to the bank by taxi. After we transacted our business, we went outside to try to hail another taxi to finish our errands. While the bank is located near a major intersection and a magnet for tricycles and jeepneys, most of the taxis zooming by […]

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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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