Tag Archives: Philippines

Visual

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diamonds_in_the_soles_of_her_shoes/545503457/sizes/o/in/set-72157600119021830/ I have been striving to find culture in Metro Manila because visually, it is dominated by malls and residential areas.  So for my birthday, I wanted to do something different and I decided to go to the … Continue reading

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Balikbayan

My Photo: The yearbooks that I have from my childhood in Saudi Arabia and the US. The Filipino word Balikbayan is a combination of the words “balik” meaning to return, and “bayan” meaning home country.  It “refers to overseas Filipinos including … Continue reading

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Anak

Video Credit: ACSPPA/AMLC The word “anak” means child in many Malayo-Polynesian languages, including that of my country the Philippines.  It has also been used for the title of a Filipino song and movie, giving it the depth this word deserves. … Continue reading

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Positive

Photo Credit: Michael Melgar There are so many issues going on all the time that it’s easy to get lost in all the negativity.  But unless we have absolutely nothing positive in our lives, should we add to the negativity? … Continue reading

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The Perfect State

Photo Credit: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com One time I was having a lesson with one of my Japanese students and during our discussion he was complaining about corruption in his country.  The whole time I was thinking, “If he … Continue reading

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Drive | Ride

Video Credit: Stephen Cuyos I felt I had to write about scenic drives and rides because when I started living in the province of Batangas in the Philippines some years ago, I could finally say that what I saw along … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Belated Merry Christmas from the Philippines and advanced Happy New Year to everyone!… Despite the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the people who have contributed to rebuilding are helping those affected to move forward.  It probably won’t be the last … Continue reading

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