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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Largest In The Philippines, Third In Asia

SM Mall of Asia Opens May 21st, 2006 Shoemart's chain of malls has a new addition: it is called the Mall of Asia and it opened this month after some delay. It was crowded. One can hardly find a place to dine in. The atmosphere was similar to that of a carnival. There is more about this new mall, the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Baywalk Roxas Boulevard

Bay Walk Roxas Boulevard May 21st, 2006 Tonight was the first time I've seen Roxas Boulevard at night. Baywalk is one of the newer additions of this center of Manila's night life. It is called Baywalk because it overlooks Manila Bay. The picture above was taken from just outside the Max restaurant,... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tis The Season For Blackberries

Inside our lawn is a blackberry tree ("duhat" is our name for it here) that is giving forth its fruits this time of the year. Ours isn't the best kind of duhat tree but it does bear a lot of fruits. What we were able to get from yesterday's pickings were already leftovers. Children from around... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Frog-Pouch, Anyone?

Somewhere in the island of Cebu a business entrepreneur has decided to manufacture pouches from frogs. I saw the product displayed at the native products of a mall I recently visited. I asked the saleslady whether anyone would actually hang the product on one's person as part of one's get up. She... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Salubong: Mary Meets The Risen Lord

One of the traditional Easter celebrations here is the "Salubong", a re-enactment of the meeting of the Virgin Mary with the Risen Lord early in the morning of Easter. The event isn't narrated in the Gospels, but it is by a long Eastern tradition (still traceable in the Gospel of Gamaliel, for... Sign in to see full entry.

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