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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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Someone gets nasty about Miss World

Last updated on: 3rd October, 2013, 3:21 PMIf you’re Pinoy and you hang on Facebook or Twitter much or if you’re friends with Filipinos who spend much time online, you’ve probably already heard of the outrageous and bigoted comments made by a young Indian-Brit concerning her shock that a Filipina is now Miss World. I […]

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A difference in need

Last updated on: 7th August, 2013, 10:35 PM“We don’t have that. We’re from Ohio.” That’s what the couple said who had stopped to talk to me while I worked outside at my job on the Seattle waterfront. What they “don’t have” back in Ohio, they claimed, was people panhandling on the street. Maybe they had […]

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Are you an expert?

Last updated on: 25th June, 2013, 11:25 PMOne of the great things about the Internet and the Web is the nearly instant ability to share information. One of the bad things about the Internet and the Web is that it’s very hard to judge the value of the information that is being shared with us. […]

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Culture clash: Tagged at the plate

Last updated on: 28th May, 2013, 2:49 PM On Saturday, my wife Menchu and I got a mutual craving for Filipino food as well as a mutual craving for not having to cook. We visited one of the few Filipino restaurants in town, the newly renamed Kawayan Grill on Rainier Avenue. It had been a […]

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