The Pilipiñas Packet

Sojourn in The Philippines, 2019-2020

Volume 8, Tagaytay, December 22

The week is rushing towards Christmas and I don’t feel the same anticipation, the same mood, the same anxiety. I haven’t seen a ’normal’ Christmas for years now.
But this year is different, very different.

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Volume 6.1, Weekend in Manila, December 8

I wanted Sandi to experience as much of The Philippines as we could reasonably manage in the eight days available. That had to include Manila. And what better excuse than her visit to check off items on my own ‘bucket list’, much as I loathe that expression. I had done a quick tour of Manila the first time I was here last year, but what did I really see?

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