Month: October 2015

Since naipatayo ang Roosevelt Station ng LRT-1, doon na ko lagi sumasakay everytime pupunta ako sa UN Avenue, sa Mall of Asia or parts of Caloocan, Pasay, and Manila. Mas convenient kasi. Nakakaupo ako, komportable at hindi kailangang makipagpalitan ng mukha sa dami ng mga pasahero. Iyan ang benefit ng pinakadulong train station. Every time din na sumasakay ako sa LRT1, nadadaanan ko lagi si…

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A few years back, my boss Mike Ratliff started going on bike rides on his birthday to raise funds for different purposes. Instead of giving him gifts, he asked his friends to help him raise money for several projects. The other year, it was to help raise funds for international participants who will attend the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly, a once-in-every-4-years event…

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Kung susuriin natin, dalawang monumento ang nasa magkabilang dulo ng EDSA. Sa northern end, isang monumento para sa idealism at nationalism–pakikibaka para sa bayan. Sa kabilang dulo naman, isang monumento sa capitalism at consumerism. At bilang mga kabataang Pinoy na nag-aaral o nagtratrabaho, madalas ay nasa pagitan tayo ng dalawang monumentong ito.

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Last August, my wife, son, and I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. We came from the Philippines, halfway around the world–from the land of delicious and sweet dried mangoes, of beautiful beaches, and hospitable people. It’s hot, and the traffic is really bad, and although more than 20 typhoons pass by every year, it is still home. It is where I grew…

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