Manila: 28 years on

28 years ago today, 1 million people,  in an act of nonviolent resistance,  matched down EDSA, the primary orbital Road in Metro Manila to protest and overthrow the regime of dictator Ferdinand Marcos,  ending his 23 year reign. In what was hailed as the finest moment in modern Philippine history, the people dropped their individualism … More Manila: 28 years on

Singapore: This Feeling is Just So Cyberpunk

It’s futuristic.  It’s cyberpunk.  It’s post-apocalyptic.  And most visitors to Singapore will probably never go here, because at first sight, these suburbs all look the same. And you can be forgiven for thinking that.  You could say that in HDB heartland, the streetscape is monotonous – even one Singaporean told me that it ‘looks so … More Singapore: This Feeling is Just So Cyberpunk

Quiapo: New Life in Manila’s Old Downtown

MY MOTHER SAID that when she was growing up and would ever get lost among the maze of Manila’s jeepney routes, one would simply make their way to Quiapo and restart one’s journey from there.  Being Manila’s largest terminus of jeepney routes, virtually the entire city was within one ride of Quiapo’s interchange at Plaza … More Quiapo: New Life in Manila’s Old Downtown