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Some Philippine Fruits & Their English Names

Some Philippine Fruits & Their English Names

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Little do many people know, the following Philippine fruits have their equivalent names in English. And although most of them originated from other countries in the previous decades or centuries, they have become considered

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Filipino Films at Gimli Film Festival 2019 (July 24–28)

Filipino Films at Gimli Film Festival 2019 (July 24–28)

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The forthcoming 19th annual Gimli Film Festival—slated on July 24–28—will feature two Filipino-Canadian films: When the Storm Fades (2018) and Nervous Translation (2018). Directed by Sean Devlin, the Documentary/Drama When the Storm Fades tells

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On Can Openers and Rough Surfaces

On Can Openers and Rough Surfaces

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(Mga Kinagigiliwang Bagay noong Ating Kabataan) Bawat isa sa atin ay may kabataang pinagdaanan. At paminsan-minsan ay nakatutuwa itong balikan. Lalo na kung ating aalalahanin ang mga bagay na minsan nating kinagiliwan. Malamang nga

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Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders?

Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders?

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(On Simple Geographic Association) If you are versed in Geography, then answering this question should not be a problem at all. Philippines Is in Asia (An Asian Country) Geographically, by continental association, Filipinos are

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“A Conversation with President Barack Obama”

“A Conversation with President Barack Obama”

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“A Conversation with President Barack Obama” Former U.S. President Barack Obama remains one of the most charismatic contemporary leaders the world has ever produced. His recent successful and well-attended visit to Winnipeg last March

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Throwback Toy Tale from 36 Years Ago

Throwback Toy Tale from 36 Years Ago

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My mom bought for me my first-ever Star Wars action figure in 1983—an R2-D2, after the showing of Return of the Jedi—the last installment to the film series original trilogy—that year, which we saw

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A Dozen Favorite 2000s-released, Romance-themed Films

A Dozen Favorite 2000s-released, Romance-themed Films

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Many people are prone to declaring that the best movies (or music for that matter) are those that came from their childhood or teenage years. That to me is just a personal opinion based

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The One who Got Away

The One who Got Away

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I am currently working on a new book, titled The One who Got Away – an anthology of short stories whose theme is unpursued young loves that could have ended in happy endings…or also

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’Yan ang Lodi Ko—Petmalu!

’Yan ang Lodi Ko—Petmalu!

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(On Acknowledging an Ongoing Cultural or Linguistic Development) I find absurdity in those who comment against the use of the currently trending (in social media such as Facebook) colloquial words such as “lodi” (palindrome

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Ikaw, Sino ang ‘Lodi’ Mo? (On Codified Lingo and Other Language Changes)

Ikaw, Sino ang ‘Lodi’ Mo? (On Codified Lingo and Other Language Changes)

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Kalat na kalat ngayon sa social media sa Pilipinas yung mga salitang kanto na gaya ng “lodi” (baligtad na baybay ng ‘idol’) at “petmalu” (jumbled syllabication ng ‘malupit’), at marami ang kumukutya rito dahil

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