Category Archives: Manila

A bit of inspiration: Sabsy, public school teacher

My forays into Facebook these days are very brief. I have also been slowly weeding out whose updates I see. It’s painstaking but I have been doing it one by one, a little at a time. I was going in … Continue reading

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Basking in the glow of Autumn

I finally had the good sense to take out the camera before I reached this curb in our community where this majestic tree becomes visible.  On a day-to-day walk, I end up rushing past it as I walk to the … Continue reading

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Divisoria and Quiapo, anyone?

I started writing this post originally on March 18, 2012 It was a real adventure for me as I returned to a familiar place which is now so different and still the same.  I decided to take the jeepney like … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Journey back to New York

I know I’ve been writing in stops and starts but I’m getting to that point where everything is being lumped together now as my trip begins to wind down.  I am getting ready to pack the bags and make a … Continue reading

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Early Saturday on my last weekend in Manila

I normally would be wanting to extend my vacation by now, counting four days left in Manila before I board the plane going back to New York on Wednesday, but this time around I find myself wishing I could hop … Continue reading

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A Day of Prayer

5:30am: Morning prayers — wherever they may find you, on my end, I pray that you have a good day and that you find enlightenment always. That He keep you safe and happy. I had been drafting this blogpost many … Continue reading

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Waking before sunrise to a message from up above

I stirred at a few minutes before 3AM Manila time on Wednesday, realizing my cellphone did not ring when I had expected it to just before midnight here and noon in New York.  Angelo’s coming home midday as it’s Parent-Teacher … Continue reading

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Rainy Tuesday in Manila

I slept and woke up to the pitter patter of rain outside.  It’s a gloomy Tuesday.  But there are things I need to do today, like a meeting that I am hoping pushes through finally.  That would mean one and … Continue reading

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Monday Morning in Manila

I thought the sun wasn’t going to come out.  The sunrise was pretty muggy today but it looks like we’re going to have some sun today after all. Day 6 in Manila.  I have so far accomplished at least one … Continue reading

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Journey Home: Manila

I was still awake at 1am here in Manila earlier today..  clearly exhausted after being awake for 48 hrs straight, my body clock kept protesting against the lack of  sleep forcing my eye lids down.  My bestfriend, Fe, was snoring … Continue reading

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