Mary Grace Bertulfo

the writing life, filipino culture, & the natural world

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Lagtime, 4/26/07

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
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Before the trip, my plan was to do field research during the day and then spend about half an hour blogging each night to keep in touch with friends and family outside of the Philippines. But, you see, those plans were made before the Advent of Jetlag. The time difference between Cebu City and Chicago […]

Cebu Pacific Terminal

Friday, April 20th, 2007
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Excerpted from private journal, 20 April 2007, Friday: There are about 900 people here in the domestic terminal for Cebu Pacific Airlines. Lots of noise. A cacophony of voices. It’s the most # of non-Asians I’ve seen in 3 days. Passengers are loading for places like Boracay and Cagayan de Oro and Legaspi. Our driver […]

SM Mall of Asia

Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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In Manila, they’ve “reclaimed” part of the Bay, which means that the government has filled in the bay with soil from other provinces to make more land to build on. What was built? Well…here’s a description from my journal: “SM Mall of Asia – the Biggest, most extravagant mall I’ve ever seen anywhere in the […]

Blog-og!

Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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My son, Boy-boy, has a collection of Filipino children’s books called TUTUTBI PATROL (Dragonfly Patrol). They’re a bit like Aesop’s fables where the stories are designed to teach kids life lessons or morals. Often, the stories and illustrations are set on a farm or countryside with the animals trying to figure out how to get […]