The annoying sound of the 蝉 (semi – cicada) was all I heard while waiting for my colleagues at work, I’m at fault for arriving too early at our rendezvous point. The humid-hot summer and this annoying sound are one of the things which come into the mind of the […]

1898 was the year when Julian Felipe prepared the score for the “Marcha Nacional Filipina Magdalo” named after the person who commissioned him who uses Magdalo as his nom de guerre. He borrowed notes from Spain’s “Marcha Real” and the French’s “Marseillaise“, It was intended to be background music during […]

令(REI) – coming from the word 命令 MEIREI which means order  and  和(WA) – from the word  平和 HEIWA which means peace together Japanese experts and scholars formed the word 令和(REIWA) which can be translated to peace through order or orderly peace. The future Emperor Naruhito`s reign will be called […]

The desperation of the country’s Liberal Party and its supporters to demolish the Duterte administration once again left me in awe. From rallying western human rights advocates who are completely ignorant in our country’s internal affairs and situation to intervene during the alleged EJKs to “boosting” their sorry excuse influencers, […]

It looks like ultra-nationalist Filipinos have once again come out of their caves and started xenophobic attacks in social media due to the latest incident of a Chinese national throwing TAHO to a police officer.  Do you know what makes it more interesting? The timing is perfect for it to […]

The common stereotypes about Filipinos in foreign countries that I personally know of are: In U.S. and UK if you are a Filipino you must be a Nurse, In China and Middle – East you are a Domestic Helper, but in Japan, if you are a Filipino, you must be […]

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Famous for its youthful fashion and culture,  Harajuku became a shocking sight of a terror-attack yesterday at the beginning of the year. 12:10 am Tokyo time during New Year’s day a car deliberately plowed into crowds of revelers injuring 9 people leaving 1 in critical condition. The suspect 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe […]

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      It was before Duterte’s Presidency when I saw History Channel’s Lou Ferrante Documentary about Gang Life in Prison, it featured the infamous NBP(New Bilibid Prison), the country’s street gangs, etc., but what caught my attention was the lavish lifestyle of a notorious inmate known as JayBee Sebastian. […]