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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Halloween? Nah! All Souls Day, Yes!

November 1 and 2 in the Philippines is dedicated to "All Souls' Day." There is no mistaking here. Although Nov. 1 is for Catholics "All Saints' Day" and Nov. 2 "All Souls' Day", Filipino popular religiosity has transformed Nov. 1 into "All Souls' Day" and November 2 as its extension. During these... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Pop Music

Filipinos love music. What you are hearing now is a pop song that was employed in a KFC commercial some months ago. Since then, I've always wanted to have a copy of it in MIDI format so as to put on the web. Well, here is my chance. I hope you like it. Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

God Made All Things Nice and Beautiful

The other day I took some pictures in a place that I bet you won't be able to guess... Some place in Mindanao or in the Cordilleras, you say?.... Nah. To take these pictures I didn't have to leave our front lawn! Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, October 7, 2004

Old Guadalupe Church

If you go to Makati, ask around for the ancient Guadalupe Church. People will point you to Guadalupe-Viejo. A hundred or so years ago, Chinese tradesmen from Manila would come here with their boats via the once beautiful Pasig river and sell their wares by the stone steps that led to the Augustinian... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Getting Ready For Christmas

The decorations are not up yet, but I am sure getting ready for the possible packages that will come my way. This morning I applied for my new Postal ID. I thought it would be difficult, but it turned out that the Postal Office isn't transacting a lot of business today, so I was able to hand in my... Sign in to see full entry.

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