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Sunday, April 9, 2006

The Not-Only-Hotdog Stand

It is summer here once more and some of us are going to open air eateries for snacks. This not-only-hotdog stand is the place I go to in the afternoons. The company is good and the proprietors are very warm and friendly. I call it the not-only-hotdog stand because aside from the foot-long sausages... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, February 4, 2006

How Do You Say "Tikoy" In English?

"Tikoy" and Moon Cakes are two delicacies that we Filipinos enjoy around the time of the Chinese New Year. Celia Kusinera describes Tikoy here. The picture below is from this afternoon's snack of Ube-flavored Tikoy. Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Doing The Sinulog In The Evening

We just concluded our version of the Sinulog, the yearly tribute to the Sto. Nino de Cebu. On the feast of the Sto. Nino which falls on the third Sunday of January this year, we do our own version of the Sto. Nino festivities simultaneously held in Cebu. Ours is a small parish and our Sinulog will... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, January 5, 2006

85 Million And Going Down

If the population in the Philippines is going down, it is not because of population control, but due to brain drain. THERE is a "continued high global demand and preference for skilled overseas Filipino workers," Labor Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas said Thursday. Sto. Tomas noted that the deployment... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

A Religious Service at 4 AM? Only In The Philippines!

It is called Misa de Gallo, but the religious service is just half of it. Sign in to see full entry.

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