#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…

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

  an essay on the absent narratives of indigenous peoples in the philippines, by jari The plight of indigenous peoples (IPs) against the reality of ethnic cleansing is a battlecry some people are willing to take to its bitter end [1][2]. Since the inception of nation-states as we know them, indigenous peoples have been fighting…

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…