After 5 nights and 6 days in Gyeongju, I have this to say: “I want to go back”. I didn’t expect much about the city before my family headed there for our late summer vacation. I thought there was really nothing to do except sight-seeing of a number of historical and cultural places recognized by the… Read More What’s Lining Up the Gyeongju Streets?
My first job with ACCRALAW was supposed to give me a good start in the legal profession, lol! But I am now legal head of my own household, hahahaha. Anyway, that part of my life gave me good memories and good experiences. One of which was the rare opportunity to work with Nick Joaquin (yes!… Read More An Afternoon of Fun and Laughter with the Late Statesman Doy Laurel
I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential… Read More Text of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Speech as the 44th President of the United States
December 30 is the Philippine’s Rizal Day. It is so named after the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Of course, much has been written about him. But look at this: Our national hero has had a total of 10 women in his life… and this was during the nineteenth century… and he does not… Read More Philippine’s Rizal Day
We laid her to her final rest… Manang Bini, my grandmother and my mother’s aunt, last Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. She was the one who took care of me and my brother when we were toddlers. She continued to take care of us during vacation time when we spend our summers in… Read More Cradle of the Ilonggo Revolution Against the Spanish Rule
This is according to a CNN report today. How ironic that a peninsula has two conflicting countries divided by a demarcation line running between the established demilitarized zone. More ironic is the contrast with the two countries’ respective lifestyle. Seoul is a global financial center and is the third most expensive city in the world as of… Read More State of Human Rights in North Korea is “Grave”
Three months ago, I finished reading “A Garden of Eden in Hell”. The book is about Alice Herz-Sommer, her life, her experiences in the concentration camp, her music and how she shielded her son from the reality of the Nazi atrocities. The book was a present from my husband from one of his business trips.… Read More Would You Like to Live to a Hundred Years Old?