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2008.02.15

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Michelle B

I just love this blog! Its entries always perk me up and make me feel part of a bigger world. Thank you so much for such rare content.

frugalman

Just a correction. I think the correct spelling should be Quiapo.

Great blog. love it!!

Mila

Ah the whirl of life near our churches, the formal center of our universe. Did you get to go down a few of the walkways near the church? The mundane, the perverse, the multitude of things and people's lives all along those corridors.

By the way, it's spelled "Quiapo", add a "u".
Great photo essay Robin!

Jennifer

Wow! What breathtaking pictures!

Robyn

Folks, this is what happens when you slap up a post right after meeting a deadline at the end of a very long day. Thanks for the heads up, 'u' has been added.

Mila, Dave gets the credit for photos ... I just stuck some words in there to make it seem like I added something to the post! ;-)

Jennifer Jeffrey

Your posts never fail to inspire and delight me... I absolutely love the life you two are living. I'm living it too - vicariously - thanks to the fact that you share it so beautifully!

WHEN are you coming to San Francisco next??!

jj

it's funny when you do posts about the phils.- it's more about human condition and enterprise rather than the food, more about the smiles rather than the taste... still, i'm highly appreciative for such a passionate entry...

btw, did you cross the boulevard to the other side where they sell cheap pirated dvds? oh, wait. those things come from malaysia, so it wouldn't be a dark surprise for you guys...

cheers!

Robyn

Jennifer - and your comments never fail to give us a boost. Thank you!

jj - I hope I'm not giving the impression that we don't eat well in the PHI, because we absolutely do! As far as we're concerned the PHI is SE Asia's unsung food lover's heaven!
But it's impossible to go to the PHI and not come away with deep impressions that extend well beyond the table (in my opinion).
We have a few pieces on PHI food coming out this year ... so perhaps that's why you read less of our PHI food experiences here. But we do have some food-focused posts coming up ... and if our articles are linkable we'll post here when they're out.
Thanks for reading!

jj

hi robyn,

hope my comments didn't offend you, i didn't mean to sound it in a negative light. in fact, i enjoy all your entries (phils or not) cuz they feature way beyond the usual food blog fare.

btw, congratulations on your new article on Filipino cuisine. kudos to both of you.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelstories/article/manilafood_0208/

Robyn

jj- Thanks, and not at all! We know alot of folks come here only for all-food posts. And that's OK too. :-)

joann

This was a great article! The pictures were beautiful. Did you get a chance to cross the street and wander around the mosque? It was such a surprise for me when I first found out that there was a mosque just a hop, skip, and jump away from one of Manila's most well known Catholic churches.

Around the mosque are stalls of beautiful fabrics and textiles. I took some home to adorn my walls and give away to friends.

I'm really enjoying all of the Philippines posts. It's causing some tears in my eyes and drool on my keyboard, but it's worth it!

Steph

It's a bit disappointing that the Philippines is always being overlooked in favor of other Southeast Asian countries.

I have to say,it is my favorite country and it remains kind of a secret paradise for my friend and I :)

Despite all the corruption and chaos,Filipinos are so happy and live life to the fullest.I learnt so many life lessons from my Pinoy friends.

Steph

It's a bit disappointing that the Philippines is always being overlooked in favor of other Southeast Asian countries.

I have to say,it is my favorite country and it remains kind of a secret paradise for my friend and I :)

Despite all the corruption and chaos,Filipinos are so happy and live life to the fullest.I learnt so many life lessons from my Pinoy friends.

mario

The Tourism Authority should really do more to boost our Tourism power in the International Arena. Top that with the support of all the Mayors and Governors in major districts - it'll go a long way. Here in Singapore, Cebu, Davao, & Palawan are the most popular spots for them. For the older locals - Baguio was a favourite honeymoon destination (WAS!).

Visiting Davao and Cebu in the past years made me proud of the Philippines. Manila's got a whole lotta cleaning to do (IN & OUT).

mario

The Tourism Authority should really do more to boost our Tourism power in the International Arena. Top that with the support of all the Mayors and Governors in major districts - it'll go a long way. Here in Singapore, Cebu, Davao, & Palawan are the most popular spots for them. For the older locals - Baguio was a favourite honeymoon destination (WAS!).

Visiting Davao and Cebu in the past years made me proud of the Philippines. Manila's got a whole lotta cleaning to do (IN & OUT).

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