Hiking for the first time, the only thing that kept going through my head the entire time was whether I'd still be alive in the next five minutes–every five minutes! It was five years ago on a cold mossy forest mountain in Cameron Highlands (kind of like the Baguio city of Malaysia). The ground was … Continue reading Life lessons I learned while hiking on misty mountain
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!
Let me just put it out there right now, Black Panther is amazing! Go watch it now! It introduces a new brave hero, T'Challa as the Black Panther, and also gifts us with a supporting cast that is just as compelling (kudos for giving us plenty of strong female characters). While it is certainly not the … Continue reading Black Panther: challenging our idea of father-son relationships and more (SPOILER FREE)