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Friday, March 12, 2004

Of Superman and Me

Superman has his fortress of solitude -- his home away from Krypton. Unlike in Metropolis where he spends most of his time carrying out his task, it is in his fortress where he can rest, be himself and find new strength. My fortress of solitude is my room -- the Hole I retire to when the day's work... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

The House That Gaston Built

A nineteenth century Frenchman from Lisieux came to the Philippines and stayed in Silay, Negros Occidental. He was one of the pioneers of Negros Island's sugar industry. He had a son, Victor, who had a house built for his twelve children in Silay. Now that house has become one of the cultural... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

So Many Islands, So Little Time

" So many girls, so little time " is a popular caption printed on the T-shirts of Filipino males. I have used it here, modifying it a bit to fit my topic. "So many islands; so little time." Whenever that thought crosses my mind, I sigh. More than the average Filipino, I have been blessed with a lot... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, March 8, 2004

Memories of Iloilo

Before coming to Bacolod, I was in Iloilo City, Iloilo for six years. Iloilo is in Panay just north of Negros island where I am now. This is how it looks in relation to the Philippines. A description of the island is given by Encyclopedia.Com: (päni´), island (1990 pop. 3,136,425), 4,446 sq mi... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, March 7, 2004

Hollywood and Bacolod: The Time Difference

One of my working students celebrated her twenty-first birthday yesterday. This afternoon, I invited all of my working students and the birthday celebrant to the movies. So we went to our favorite mall to watch a movie. We had several films to choose from and there were three American movies... Sign in to see full entry.

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