a view from my room at Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
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From Abra to Zamboanga

“Don’t be a foreigner in your own country.” Someone said that to me many years ago and somehow, I agree. It’s better to know one’s country first than to know others. However, traveling in the second largest archipelago in the […]

From Abra to Zamboanga
photo taken beside Rizal's house in Calamba, Laguna
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Jose Rizal In My Memory

It was summer of 1980 when I saw this book lying around the house. It was a biography of a man who somehow inspired me  to be. That book was Jose Rizal: His Life, Works, and Writings by Gregorio Zaide. […]

From Abra to Zamboanga
a 1952 house in Moncada, Tarlac
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Now Settled

Friday, 13 October, I slept early in the morning right after the night shift. My husband and I have been working at home and online for a small web company based in New York. I had a rude awakening when […]

From Abra to Zamboanga
Kinaiya's Handumanan gig
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Something Worth Remembering

A year ago, I received a shocking news — an accident that killed two of my acquaintances. They were more than just an acquaintance, they were good friends of my brother and sister in-law. I never thought that this event, which happened […]

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Kinaiya at Conspiracy Bar
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Kinaiya at Conspiracy Bar

KINAIYA at Conspiracy Bar, 3 April 2013 David Sicam – vocals and guitar Burn Belacho – guitar Darryl Andrade – drums Tristan Bacsa – bass A few months back, when my brother in-law joined Kinaiya, I have heard an instrumental […]

From Abra to Zamboanga