Mason Jar Picnic

Recto – the rectum of Manila.¬†Or the rectum of the world where trash gets dumped. Still, you can find some interesting things in a pile of trash. I found these mason jars for P50 each. Then I washed them well, poured boiling water to sanitize them, then brewed lemongrass green tea.   Then after cooling…

We Want Tsinelas! No Havaianas Please!

Before the flip flop became fashionable and local brands started manufacturing stylish but cheap pairs, it was just known as the tsinelas. It was what you wore at home, not when you went out. If you wore tsinelas outside you were probably poor and could not afford shoes. When I still taught in UPLB –…

Lolo Rio – Apolinario Mabini, that is!

The only way to really get to know your city is to walk around like a tourist. However, sometimes it can get annoying because if you look like someone who has more than P1000 in your wallet, the street kids flock to you every time you try to fish your handkerchief out of your bag…