Monthly Archives: July 2007

Plaza Miranda: Named after Miranda who?

Who doesn’t know where Plaza Miranda is? But who is Miranda? Plaza Miranda is (in) the heart of Quiapo District. It is a square or a public plaza in front of the Basilika Ng Nazareno or St. John the Baptist … Continue reading

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MANILights: A Manila Travel by Night

*Here’s another break from my Quiapo Post. Here is a short travel story of my Manila night drive from Rizal Avenue/Avenida, in Sta Cruz, to Roxas Boulevard. Last Tuesday, 24 July 2007, I was in Binondo around 11 p.m. While … Continue reading

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Sampaguita is our National Flower. Are not the Vendors our National Symbol?

Notice: The title of this entry appears to be politically serious. It sounded good to me that’s why, but the content has little to do (or nothing at all!) with the title, hence this notice. 🙂 For decades now, Sampaguita … Continue reading

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Pandesal + “Bubog”: Another Unhealthy Food Story

*Here’s a break from my Quiapo Post. Two nights ago, we bought Twenty Pesos of Pandesal at a nearby 24-hour Bakery for midnight snack, Chiz Whiz for spread, and Nestea Ice Tea for bev. While on our second piece, my … Continue reading

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Basilika Ng Nazareno: A Leap & Lift of Faith

So what is amazing if I go to Basilika Ng Nazareno in Quiapo (more popularly known as Quiapo Church)? It is not an insurmountable task to go anyway! Almost all jeepney routes pass by the Basilika making it effortless to … Continue reading

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Fire and Water: My (trying to) Comeback Post!

When I witnessed the two of the most powerful forces of nature meet, it was not disaster that I saw but pure talent for Fire-art (is there ever one like it?) and the serenity and tranquility of water that Mother … Continue reading

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