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Oaxaca, Mexico: Christmas Multimedia Show 2011

My second Christmas away from home. Distance-wise, I was about half a globe away. Heart-wise, I’d say it felt like I never left. Before me was the familiar scene of families, each member in their Sunday best, piling into the pews. Inside Oaxaca’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora…

Asian Eats 2014 Press Release

This weekend, let’s embark on an Asian gastronomic adventure! Happening tomorrow ’til the 10th is the Asian Eats food festival at the 2nd Floor Atrium of The Podium, Ortigas. Asian Eats will feature a plethora of traditional and modern/fusion flavors from Philippines, Turkey, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and many more. The 3-day event, hosted by…

Press Release: ‘Tara Na Sa Malaysia’ Holiday Packages Brochure Launch

Tourism Malaysia marks its grandest tourism celebration, dubbed Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014, with stepped up efforts to attract more visitors to this bubbling, energetic cultural melting pot filled with endless wondrous events, amazing festivals and exciting activities all year round. With its theme of “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia,” these efforts would position Malaysia as…

The Forgotten Ten: Photography Exhibition By Jacob Maentz

For two weeks they’re not the forgotten. They’re the stars. And it was a privilege to be there on the opening night to see them twinkle. “The exhibit entitled ‘The Forgotten Ten’ will showcase a year and a half of Jacob Maentz’s documentary work from various indigenous communities around the Philippines. In partnership with Asia…

Photo Essay-ish: The Carnival That Cost Us An Arm And Leg… And Almost Our Marriage

A squabble escalated to a heated debate at a quaint guesthouse in Lima, Peru. “Hell no! Two-hundred-freakin’ dollars each?!”, hubby delivered in his usual monotone but he was obviously upset. “But we’re already on the same continent and we’ll be in Brazil during carnival season! It is no coincidence!”, I was on the brink of…

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