Monthly Archives: July 2011

President Aquino III’s SONA 2011

State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines [English translation of the speech delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, … Continue reading

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State of the Nation Address (SONA) fashion

The Philippine Congress resumes its second regular session today. Senators pose for their annual group picture ahead of President Benigno Aquino Jr‘s delivery of his SONA at the House of Representatives. The male senators were in their Pina-made barongs, while two female … Continue reading

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Climbing the Great Wall of China

The Wall follows the steep contours of the mountain                   After reaching a consensus, my friends and I decided to hire a tour guide for our trip  to Great Wall-Mutianyu section during our Beijing … Continue reading

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Amazing Beijing tour

Forbidden City is called such because no ordinary person can enter without the permission of the emperor. Home for the royalty during the past dynasties, it is a huge area with 8,700 rooms.  It is also home for decades-old artifacts … Continue reading

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My first China experience

My first China experience was not in 2008 when I first stepped into the Chinese soil in Zhejiang province for a work assignment. It was not when my passport was stamped with a single entry visa in Beijing early this … Continue reading

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Hits and misses

I think I failed in making my homemade pork garlic embutido  last weekend just because I missed two important ingredients — the eggs and some cornstarch. Eggs and cornstarch make the ground mix sticky so it forms into a good … Continue reading

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Eat, Love & Pray

I just bought a recipe book on “quick and good delicious shortcuts in everyday cooking”. To give semblance of this endeavor to the blog of  Julie (in the movie Julie and Julia), I will try to cook and follow the recipes … Continue reading

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