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A Bloody Good Friday – Crucifixion in San Fernando

8 in the morning, a group of masked, topless, bare feet flagellants were whipping themselves in an alley of a residential area in Pampanga, San Fernando, 2 hours drive North of Manila in Philippines. Flagellants then marched down the avenue … Continue reading

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Up close of losing and winning (dying and surviving)

I said to myself, I gotta revisit the cockpit in Manila, few years ago I was blown away by how big, established and fascinating it was, and the emergency ward for injured cocks was eye opening. This year I went … Continue reading

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Yellow Fins

How many of you ever think the tuna steak, tuna sashimi, or canned tuna you eat might came from the Southern most city of Philippines, or Philippines at all? General Santos is the tuna capital of Philippines, export quality products … Continue reading

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Great fun needs no toy

I said to Raden “could you arrange me to stay in Rio Hondo?” he said yes, “there’s a guesthouse just outside before the bridge.”, “but I want to stay in the floating village!” I said, Raden didn’t expect that one … Continue reading

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Mountain Spice Girls

What? was that a legendary snake bone woman? I was meant to go to Kalinga, a province in the North Luzon, Philippines, but a friendly, sometimes frivolous local boy on the jeepney invited me to his village, I thought…… why not! … Continue reading

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A bloody Good Friday

My Swedish friend Theo told me about this when we were travelling together in Peru, finally I came to see the crucifixion in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. Most tourist only saw the grand finale where “the guy” was crucified, with … Continue reading

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