Chronicles of my Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: How I remembered Taraweeh prayers at 10 years old

Ramadan begins in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) the same way Ramadan elsewhere began for me--waiting for Fajr, and resting my head on the dining table with a belly full of water. It used to make me sick chugging 3 to 4 glasses of water during sahoor. I usually fixated on the minute hand of the wall … Continue reading Chronicles of my Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: How I remembered Taraweeh prayers at 10 years old

Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!

As Filipinos, we often say that Tagalog is influenced by the Spanish, Chinese and Malay language, but how many of us actually realize just how similar Tagalog, Malay and the Indonesian language are? It has always been taught in our schools that we have borrowed words from our Southeast Asian neighbors. In fact, bahasa Melayu (Malay … Continue reading Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!

Downsizing: what can millennials learn from Paul Safranek’s existential crisis?

  If there is anything the makers of this film shows us is that they can mislead us, the movie-goers, into thinking that this film is a slightly adult version of “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” (1989). Just to be clear, it’s not. The film’s setup is not too far from our reality now. Still … Continue reading Downsizing: what can millennials learn from Paul Safranek’s existential crisis?