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Monday, March 7, 2005

A Happy People? Hmmmm....

Remember the survey which stated that the Philippines is among the happiest peoples in the world? Here is one article that can make you think twice. Link: Are we really a happy nation? - INQ7.net. If the survey was done in the euphoric aftermath of the 1986 People Power Revolt, I would not have had... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, March 6, 2005

Children At Play

Have you ever dreamed of a place faraway from it all. Where the air you breathe is soft and clear and children play in fields of green....? I was taking a walk this afternoon and I saw a group of children playing near the basketball court. They looked so happy that I couldn't help but take a... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Filipinos Among The Happiest

the survey appears to confirm the old adage that money can’t buy happiness. No. 6 in a ranking scale for 50? Not bad. There is at least one area where Filipinos get into the top ten -- and the only Asians at that. Problems notwithstanding, Filipinos have been rated as among the happiest people in... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, February 7, 2005

When Manila Was A Refuge For Jews

I've seen Schindler's List. I've read about how the Vatican helped keep Jews alive when Hitler wanted to extirpate them. Now here is something new: Manila a refuge for the Jews. But even here, the heroes are Americans. Link: Quiet quest to save Jews - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - February... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, February 4, 2005

Two Images From Lunch Today

We had our dinner outside the convent today. Fr. J. was living in the afternoon so we decided to go somewhere else to enjoy our meal. We went to this place called "Kainan Sa Dalampasigan" (Roughly, "Your Eating Place by the Lagoon") in Los Baños, Laguna, just over an hour's ride from our place. It... Sign in to see full entry.

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