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Another island

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Another island

Boracay, “hindi ka nag-iisa.” You’re not the only paradise to be lost in order to be found again. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries in Southeast Asia are doing the same with their once-idyllic beaches.

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Truth or bull?

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Truth or bull?

But why call it news when it’s fake and as false as a lie. . . propaganda. . .deception calculated to raise false hopes or exaggerate a fact.

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Living in ‘Korea’

TWELVE-year-old Paolo was preparing to pack, very reluctantly, for a vacation in Seoul. Mumbling as he did so, he said to his mother, “I don’t want to go to Korea, I would much rather go to Hawaii. There, I can go to the beach, do the fire dance, and wear a colorful Hawaiian shirt.”

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City of trees

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City of trees

CAUGHT in traffic on Holy Thursday on a toll road, when what should have been a 45-minute trip turned into a crawl that took three and a half hours to negotiate.

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Happy farming!

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Happy farming!

“KC loves the farm’s organic vegetables. She also loves coconut vinegar and chili peppers and nature and the outdoors. In the end, when your family loves what the farm produces, it is all well worth it.

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Pain, penance

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Pain, penance

BACK in the day when going to confession was something you could not escape, like bad weather or the menu in the campus canteen, the only semblance of a choice was between confessing to a Dominican O.P. and a Jesuit SJ.

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