#SikatPinoy and why I love local

Loving, celebrating and supporting local products is difficult when our malls are saturated with big-name “local” brands (which outsource their manufacturing to China and import their models from Korea) and foreign labels. Aside from tiangges, seasonal mall fairs, and online shopping, we don’t really have a lot of local options. So when an opportunity like Sikat…

Health Watch

Health becomes the battleground of conflicting interests.

manila adventures pt 2

manila adventures pt 2 is the spiritual sequel to my post Four Hours in Manila, which featured me walking around Luneta Park, the National Library, and more. I also had a blog post on my tour of the Museum of the Filipino People with my sister (though to be honest I think I’ve been to…

Four Hours in Manila

Cures for a restless heart: a mani-pedi, a yummy buffet, and travelling. Today I took myself out on a date in my own city. Here’s what I saw walking around Manila (within four hours). . CONTENTS | A Walking City | The National Library | National Museum and the Museum of the Filipino People | Oh…

i don’t hate indigenous peoples, but i never learned to love them either

There is nothing scarier than the idea of hundreds of people suffering while millions of others don’t care. Happy Halloween. 😈😈😈 “I suggest: the cycle of indigenous oppression begins and ends not in the structural machineries of the state, but in the hearts of every Filipino who enters the classroom and hears nothing of the…

weekend study breaks and sister dates

We were driving around Manila (last week) and stumbled upon this. … Museum of the Filipino People National Museum of the Philippines Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila (x) Ifugao House | A Section of the Berlin Wall | Garing: The Philippines at the Crossroads of the Ivory Trade | The San Diego: A Homecoming Exhibit…

good morning

I’ve been spending many nights and many days in different places.