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Philippines sees opportunity in wealthy neighbours’ golden years

via channelnewsasia.com – Japanese housewife Noriko Iwamoto is clear on the reasons that led her to retire in the tropical Philippines, leaving behind a stagnant economy, deflation and a rigid Japanese workforce: it’s cheap, and you can work. “I was looking forward to living somewhere outside Japan,” said Iwamoto, 62, Read more »

17-year-old Pinoy builds working life-size BB-8 droid

via gmanetwork.com – Self-proclaimed “Filipino Tinkerer” Angelo Casimiro proves that the future is really here as he builds his own BB-8—everyone’s favorite android from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Casimiro has posted a 20-minute instructional video, so you can build your own rolling robot, too. The materials are advertised as Read more »

This adventurous Pinoy toddler has climbed 26 mountains with his parents

By Vernise L. Tantuco/rappler.com – Not everyone can say they’ve climbed at least one mountain –let alone 26 – in the past 3 years. But Wyatt Maktrav Bedural y de los Reyes, a seasoned hiker and adventurer, certainly can – and he is only 3 years old. According to his Read more »

Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year in the Philippines

via philstar.com – The Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival which falls on Thursday this year, is celebrated not only by the Chinese community in the Philippines but also by other Filipinos who have been influenced by the Chinese culture and traditions through the years. The celebrations gained Read more »

The evolution of Pinoy courtship

By Leslie Anne Mahusay and Alexis Romero/philstar.com – When Saturnino Yumul was courting his future wife Linda in the 70s, he was not allowed to bring her out to a date. “We did not go out on a date. It was prohibited then,” the 63-year old Kapampangan said in Read more »

What my 8-year-old learnt at a Philippine school

By Toh Yong Chuan/straitstimes.com – Like many parents, I sent my eight-year-old daughter Deborah for extra lessons during the June school holidays which end today. But she didn’t attend an enrichment centre in Singapore; she spent three days at an elementary school in Cauayan city, a nine-hour drive north of Read more »