Tag Archives: don Carlos Palanca y Tan Quien Sien


One thing I like about blogging is all the interesting, unexpected connections that have come from it. One of my most recent connections was with an architectural student from Manila. Lucas contacted me a couple of weeks ago about some … Continue reading

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Ace-ing the Test

My kids have always been good at tests—spelling tests, math tests, their SATs. The daughter who’s a lawyer passed her bar exam on the first try. Another daughter, the structural engineer, works on projects all over the country. The various … Continue reading

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Manila’s Chinese Cemetery

A Sunday outing with Uncle Gregorio. The air-conditioner in Uncle Gregorio’s car sputtered in a lame attempt to reach the back seat where I sat with two of our three daughters. Since the Chinese Cemetery was on the far side … Continue reading

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