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Jeepney!

I visited the Philippines over 25 years ago, when Clark Air Force Base was still controlled by the American military. I took Jeepneys then, and found it easy. This time back, the only jeepney I’ve taken in the seven months we’ve lived here is one that was ‘bespoke’ for us by a Filipino friend- he […]

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“Peace Through Violence”

https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillYou/status/899007807726407680 Thugs and fascists protesting free speech. Have you been listening to a single voice, imagining that one person of colour speaks for all persons of colour (but only so long as they hold the right viewpoint?) Diversity is more than skin deep. https://twitter.com/mrdurtal/status/899153740694904832 This is who and what the left stands for, defends, and […]

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Language Travails

On the one hand, we’ve now been here seven months and I feel like I should be a lot closer to fluent than I am, and what I am is not even managing some kind of understandable pidgeon version of the language most of the time. I’ll struggle and struggle to get out the words […]

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Yes, I ate this

And I went back for seconds. I have it every time we eat at this particular restaurant. We take new people here because it’s all Filipino food and it’s a buffet, so you have a chance to try out all kinds of different dishes in small bites to find out what you like and what […]

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Juan Bobo and the Pot, an ERIC publication

ERIC ED159874: Juan Bobo and the Pot 1.by ERIC Publication date 1975 This story and coloring book is one in a series of Puerto Rican folktale books and is designed for use in a bilingual/bicultural education setting. This volume is geared to those students just beginning to learn English. The illustrated story is followed by […]

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