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The Choice 2016

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Every year, food blogger collective The Kain Tulog Gang, launches a poll on the best restaurants around. Filipino restaurants, chefs and flavors are quickly getting attention from the international food community and critics. We've hosted a couple of Madrid Fusion conventions and we also hosted the World Street Food Congress recently...
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A Vision of #DuLeni

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This was a Facebook status that I posted on the morning of May 10th a day after the National Elections. What I didn't include was the fact that Agee and I almost got into a fight. A fight where neither of us was wrong, but we were approaching the same...
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A Tale of Two Philippines

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This election season has been a very interesting ride. One can argue that it is the most polarising and emotional one since people seem to be so impassioned by their opinion. On the other hand I imagine previous elections particularly during the Marcos era to be just as dirty, scandalous and...
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The Kobe We Know

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Let me start by saying I’m a Jordan guy. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and I was raised in San Francisco, California until I moved to the Philippines for good. Each member of my family is a die-hard Michael Jordan fan. Even with all the gambling, the greed and...
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Easy like Sunday Morning…

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“Oh, you have a store now? Nice!” This might be the most common line people say when they find out they know someone that put up their own establishment. There is a sense of being proud because you could never have known a person you knew since back in the...
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We and Us

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We and Us Words: Joaquin Pedro Valdes and Moira Dela Torre Music: Moira Dela Torre Musical Arrangement: Mon Faustino Video: Ace Laurence Sayat, Gelo Zayco, John Barsaga, Paulo Camacho, Gilbert Avina I. Rainbow notes up on the wall Dancing children under rainfalls Perfect sunsets set to 10 Then we begin...
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A Simple Vow

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On December 11, 2015 in front of the some of our dearest friends and family... I made a vow to my wife Agee. This is what she received: "Grace is a magnificent thing. I wake up everyday wondering how the creator of the Universe, the designer of all things Beautiful...
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Integrity

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As a new father, I desire to be able to teach my son the necessary values he needs in life. Among the top on my list is Integrity. I do not claim to have unquestionable integrity though. I feel that if I tell you, the reader, that I am a...
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