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Holy Week in Manila

We stayed in the city for this year’s Holy Week. It’s the only time of year  (well, except when there’s a Pacquiao fight, but that’s for another post)  that the streets are deserted. Problem I had was I didn’t really stock up much on groceries before Maudy Thursday when stores closed for the holidays. Plus, [...]

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M/V Logos Hope docks in Manila

The world’s largest floating book fair is in town! Weeee! The 12,519-gross-ton steel-hulled Logos Hope arrived in Manila on Thursday. It will be docked at South Harbor’s Pier 15 to sell books and entertain visitors. Constructed in 1973, MV Logos Hope (first named Gustav Vasa) was originally built as a passenger car ferry sailing the North [...]

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It’s more fun in the Philippines

How I found the fun in the Philippines

I admit. It didn’t blow me away. It didn’t rock my world. It didn’t shake me to the core. It didn’t wow me. When I first found out that the new slogan of the Department of Tourism was “It’s more fun in the Philippines”, I was NR – no reaction. I was disappointed that it [...]

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Of Photo Ops, Photoshop… Photo Fail!

The Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways took a major flak from the online community when they posted on their Facebook page a photo release where three of their top officials were shown assessing the damage of Manila Bay’s seawall after Typhoon Pering (International name: Nesat) hit the country last weekend. Unfortunately for them, [...]

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As pointless as a plank

“Planking” is an activity that involves lying face down in an unusual location – the stranger, the better. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is an integral part of the game. Yesterday, during a nationwide transport strike, youth protesters engaged [...]

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U.S. Embassy Launches New Visa Blog

Good thing I needed to check the fees for my kids’ passport renewal, so I visited the US Embassy Manila’s website where I found that they’ve launched a visa blog: VISAtisified Voyager  The official blog aims to provide relevant information to members of the public interested in learning about the Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visa processes. I [...]

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