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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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What Do You Want From Life?

Last updated on: 30th April, 2013, 8:42 AMBack in 1975 the group the Tubes released a song that I’ve always liked. It was called What Do You Want From Life? The end of the song was  a sarcastic list of things that the group imagined a typical indulgent American might want. Things like “a Gucci shoe […]

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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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Filipino Pride and the support network

Filipino pride

Last updated on: 1st April, 2012, 11:58 AMOne  aspect of Filipino culture has always fascinated me: Filipino pride. I’m an American and where the stereotypical American is often portrayed as dressed in the colors of our flag and shouting, “USA! USA!” all of the time, I’ve never been that American. My feeling of pride for […]

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