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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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10 things that will bring you luck in 2015

Last updated on: 29th December, 2014, 3:18 AMTired of being poor, unlucky, or unloved? There may be something that you can do about that! Lots of cultures have their New Year’s Eve traditions. The Danes throw dishes at their friends’ front doors. More dishes = more friends = more luck! Romanians try to hear their animals […]

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Vendor Splendor

Last updated on: 20th December, 2014, 12:04 AMIf you want it, here it is come and get it Mmmm, make your mind up fast If you want it, anytime I can give it But you better hurry cause it may not last Yes, another post with an oldies song lyric opening. This is from a song […]

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The Top 10 Pulutan of the Philippines

Last updated on: 28th September, 2014, 10:52 AM Finger food, snacks, beer food, drinking food. Whatever definition of pulutan you like, the style of food yields some of the most recognizable – and delicious – dishes from the Philippines. Our friends over at Choose Philippines really know the way to everyone’s heart is through the pulutan! […]

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Filipina beauty

Last updated on: 3rd May, 2014, 3:59 PMFilipina beauty. What person with any knowledge of the controversies surrounding the “Filipino Identity” would bring up that subject? Well, there’s this guy named Nathan Allen. He has a website and Facebook page (at the link at left)  called I Dreamed of This. It’s a travel blog that […]

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Philippines seeking to shake off job discrimination

Last updated on: 29th March, 2014, 12:20 PM“Have you ever heard anyone telling a man to have a pleasing personality?” she asked. via Looking for ‘young, female, pleasing’ applicants? Not right. As an American, I’ve often found the job ads outrageous in the Philippines. Which is not to say that such age and gender discrimination […]

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