Champion Kids Sports Club: Indoor Fun Time for the Active Kid
Apr24

Champion Kids Sports Club: Indoor Fun Time for the Active Kid

Fridays are our family days and we’ve been trying to get “out” more now that it’s not too cold. I put “out” in quotation marks since we’ve been going to mostly indoor spots due to the recent poor air quality. This is a big problem in Korea, it seems, as there is an abundance of indoor playgrounds or “kids cafes” to compensate for the inability of kids to play outside on days when...

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Lost actor as The Black Panther?
Aug03

Lost actor as The Black Panther?

With the hundreds of characters in the Marvel Universe, we don’t see comic-book-based movies slowing down any time soon. But before Marvel settle for minor characters, they’re picking off their major ones first. In the works is The Black Panther. Finally, we’d have a film version featuring the king of Wakanda (fictional African nation). Marvel has yet to name who’ll be crowned as T’Challa but word has it...

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WikiPilipinas Filipina Writing Contest
Feb18

WikiPilipinas Filipina Writing Contest

I promised Tita Dine and Ate Tin to join the WikiPilipinas Filipina Writing Contest. I will be submitting my essay some time soon. I do encourage you to contribute to this endeavor. Personally, I feel that the prize is irrelevant, it’s contributing something to uplift the image of the Filipina that is more important 😀 In celebration of Women’s Month in March 2008, Wikipilipinas.org will open a special portal called the...

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WTF: World’s most expensive universities

I’m so glad I only paid more-or-less 48K PhP for the whole duration of my 4 year-stay in college (no scholarship and special privileges at that). But I think the amount we’re talking about here is just tuition fee for an academic year. Five Most Expensive Colleges (room, board and books excluded) George Washington University : $39,240 Kenyon College : $38,140 Bucknell University : $38,134 Vassar College : $38,115 Sarah...

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2007 Top 10 Japanese Buzzwords
Jan18

2007 Top 10 Japanese Buzzwords

Here are Jiyu Kokumin-sha‘s Top 10 Ryukogo Taisho (Japanese Buzzwords) for 2007: Rank #1 Dogenka, sen to ikan Somehow, we have to do it — Miyazaki Governor Higashikokubaru Hideo during his exhortation before the assembly of his economically ailing...

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Bento Grass
Jan18

Bento Grass

Original photo from: Sugarcharms What are those green plastic cut-outs in bento boxes for? This is one question that I never got to ask when I was in Japan, thinking that the answer was fairly obvious – as food decoration. But one American visitor to Japan did, and apparently there’s more to this “bento grass” (haran or baran) than meets the eye: They are indeed intended to add color, an essential part of food...

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