Sydney is back to school, back to the future

No matter how laid back Australians might be, there is undoubtedly a competitive spirit within its universities. But although they may may not have names like Harvard or Oxbridge, the culture still echoes those who have gone onwards to lead Australia and the world, and those who will. And they’ll always remember the traditions; for … More Sydney is back to school, back to the future

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

Metro Manila: Cubao isn’t just a farmers market anymore

CUBAO INTERCHANGE nowadays looks like any other in Metro Manila: bustling, congested and with a plethora of shopping malls to draw the flows of transit in.  But as we crawl through this busy transit hub, my friends and relatives nostalgically point to this one building and their memories of going here for fresh produce as … More Metro Manila: Cubao isn’t just a farmers market anymore