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2010-07-25 16:56
I saw this interesting article where writers and filmmakers were asked to write about the most memorable movie going experience they had.As the article had stated, chances are that the movie… Read More
2010-07-25 16:45
Even before entering the Foreign Service, I already knew there was a big chance that I could be sent to an exotic place that wouldn't offer me the life I had in the big city. But I never tho… Read More
2010-07-07 18:44
The Philippines continues to lord over the sport of billiards, with Pinoy billiards legend Francisco "Django" Bustamante finally achieving his dream of winning the World 9-Ball Championship… Read More
2010-07-06 21:16
I was glad to read the opinion column of Prof. Alex Magno yesterday in the Philippine Star. He brought up the issue of relocating the international and domestic airport of Manila to the form… Read More
2010-07-04 21:17
Spaghetti with hotdog. Burger patties served with rice. Palabok with fried chicken. Dessert that's halfway sundae, halfway halo-halo. It's gotta be Jollibee. I miss their stores that are des… Read More
2010-07-04 20:27
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?”- George CarlinI remember my "Persons and Family Relations" class w… Read More
2010-06-30 19:43
I recently attended a state banquet held in honor of visiting heads of state. While sitting in my table looking at the fancy setting and the sharply dressed guests, I suddenly recalled the t… Read More
2010-06-30 13:52
It was recently reported in the news that a Scottish MP resigned after being heard saying that a woman in the audience had "that Filipino look."The MP said,"There's a very attractive girl in… Read More
2010-06-30 12:32
While waiting with other members of the diplomatic corps to glad-hand with the visiting President of Iraq and the President of Yemen, some ambassadors started a discussion about the ongoing… Read More
2010-06-27 20:48
Where I am, the summers are punishing, the winters are cruel, and there is no rainy season. It rarely rains here in the desert. And when it does, it lasts only 1 to 5 minutes, and pales in c… Read More
2010-06-26 16:33
One of the things I look forward to the most in my work here in this part of the world, and there aren't a lot, is when I get to meet my counterparts from the different embassies of Asian co… Read More
2010-06-25 18:29
I recently saw on TV the story of 3 Filipina nurses and a secretary who were fired from their jobs for speaking Tagalog.The Filipinas were said to have violated the English-only language pol… Read More
2010-06-24 18:41
The most common idea that Filipinos have of diplomats are foreigners who are fond of attending parties that are full of wine and chitchat. The activities of a diplomat to Filipinos often see… Read More
2010-06-22 16:12
As reported in a news article, the Department of Education "decided to 'hold in abeyance' integration of sex education in the basic curriculum." DepEd decided to implement the program "after… Read More
2010-06-21 17:44
Here's one for the books. According to a news article, a losing senatorial candidate sued the Department of Education for incorporating sex education in the curriculum of elementary and high… Read More
2010-06-20 17:12
I miss this microcosm of Philippine society. I... um... heard... yeah, heard... that you can buy DVDs of the latest movies and complete seasons of TV shows for Php 50 or less Read More
2010-06-19 21:48
(It's soccer to me because I'm Filipino. But for the benefit of foreign readers, I'll call it football for the meantime.)The world is currently going through World Cup fever. Every four year… Read More
2010-06-19 17:43
The Embassy recently celebrated the 112th Anniversary of Philippine Independence. This is usually the biggest event that an embassy prepares for in a year, barring a Presidential visit or ma… Read More
2010-06-15 21:13
President-elect Benigno C. Aquino III campaigned successfully with the tag line "kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap." This statement was created to cater to the electorate who are tired of… Read More
2010-06-14 20:09
It was 114 years ago when the Tagalog and Pampango principilia rose up against the Spanish colonizers and, two years later, gave the entire country the gift of independence. These two ethnic… Read More
2010-06-14 16:08
I really miss this magnificent symbol of the backwardness of Philippine transportation. I'd love to just transfer from one jeepney to another and see where in Metro Manila or neighboring pro… Read More
2010-06-10 13:26
Corruption in the Philippines is not from the top going down. Unlike other countries where, when corruption rears its ugly head, the people rise up like mythical Greek heroes and slay it. Th… Read More
2010-06-08 23:30
Last weekend, I was asked to award certificates to the Filipinos who completed the Basic Computer Course offered by the Embassy. I was very happy to do so. I'm a big fan of education as a me… Read More
2010-06-07 21:54
I was channel surfing recently and I stumbled into the ABS-CBN show called "The Bottomline," hosted by Boy Abunda. I don't really watch this show, for the fact that the format doesn't appeal… Read More

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