Category Archives: Buhay Pinoy

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Why I don’t dream the American dream

Sunday, 20 November 2016 | Written by
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  I dream of New York. Hollywood has shaped what I imagine it to be – romantic walks down tree-lined streets, orange leaves whirling around… it is autumn in New York after all. I dream of sunny Los Angeles. I yearn to connect with cousins I haven’t seen in years – to have barbecues with them in their backyard, to…Read More »

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All the President’s men want to be Digongs

Friday, 15 July 2016 | Written by
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By tradition or out of habit we bestow ‘terms of endearment’ on our officials, especially on our Presidents. Thus we pet heart patient and viagra name Ferdinand Marcos, Macoy; Corazon Aquino, Santita; Fidel Ramos, Tabako; Joseph Estrada, Erap; Gloria Macapagal, GMA; Benigno Aquino, PNoy. Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s new President, we tag Digong. As in strong, which his blustering rhetorics…Read More »

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It’s raining metaphors

Monday, 11 July 2016 | Written by
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It could signal the beginning, as the topsoil shudders while seedling tips frantically squirm and shoulder aboveground, thanks to the blessing of the May showers. It also could be a foreshadowing of the end, as Yolanda surges into San Juanico strait, its webbed wings engulfing the shoreline, stripping it bare of houses, and claiming lives of countless inhabitants. Most of…Read More »

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Ilog Pasig: May pag-asa pa

Saturday, 9 July 2016 | Written by
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“Anak ng Pasig naman kayo Kalat doon, kalat dito Natakpan na ang langit kong ito Nilason din ang Ilog ko Anak ng Pasig naman kayo Tapon doon, tapon dito Di niyo alam ang tinatapon niyo Ay bukas ko at ng buong mundo Akala ko’y ganoon talaga ang mundo Hanggang makakita ako ng lumang litrato Di maniwalang Pasig rin ang tinitingnan…Read More »

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Our love-hate affair with America

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 | Written by
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It has been running for the longest time… and into our deepest veins. It all started in 1898 when the United States of America was booming economically and decided it was ready to expand its territories. This was the year when the American Republic transformed from a country with a traditional non-interventionist foreign policy to an imperial power, imposing control…Read More »

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It’s fun to be a senior citizen!

Saturday, 2 July 2016 | Written by
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It used to be that growing old posed a grim prospect. If only getting on in years could be put on hold or even stopped. Used to be the scene was that of the elderly with closed eyes on a rocking chair in a dark corner of the room trying to remember what can’t even be remembered. Of endlessly puttering…Read More »

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Bicol Road Trip – Part 2

Friday, 1 July 2016 | Written by
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Food tripping in Legazpi One of the exciting parts of a road trip is tasting the local cuisine. Some of the restaurants we visited were Sibid Sibid restaurant, 1st Colonial Grill (home of the sili ice-cream), Bob Marlin restaurant, and DJC Halo-Halo & Snack Inn. Topping our food list were Bicolano favorites like laing or pinangat (gabi leaves simmered in…Read More »

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Bicol Road Trip – Part I

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
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Our road trip to Bicol was truly a rewarding experience. It was our first long road trip as a family. Traveling with friends made the journey twice as fun and exciting. Taking our first glimpse of Mayon It was a long drive! We left around 9:30 in the evening and arrived at Bicol a little after 7:00 in the morning.…Read More »

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2 PERSPECTIVES: My take on the Marcos Years – 2

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
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MARTIAL LAW: DARK HISTORY In the past few months, many people have been bombarded with the idea that the Martial Law Era – for the sake of argument, let’s put it at 1972-1986, because even if Martial Law had been lifted earlier, there was no doubt that authoritarian rule still continued – was actually a good idea. You see, it’s…Read More »

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2 PERSPECTIVES: My take on the Marcos Years – 1

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Written by
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A FLIP SIDE TO THE UGLY PICTURE OF MILITARY ABUSES The recent national elections saw the re-opening of old political wounds as Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., only son of the dubbed dictator, took a bid at the vice presidency. The Liberal Party did not waste any tempo in reminding the public about the abuses under the Martial Law years. They…Read More »

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