Philippines days 5-7: Countryside and jungle vibes in Bohol — I Run Like A Girl

After kicking off my trip in Cebu, I decided to hop on a ferry to Bohol for the next few days. I originally was conflicted about this decision since I heard mixed reviews from other travelers about Bohol, but given I spent an extra day in Cebu, I thought it made sense to choose a […]

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It’s more fun in the Philippines — World tour

Reasons why it’s more fun in the Philippines. Philippines is full of beautiful and attractive tourist spots, delicious and affordable cuisines, a very rich culture and most of all, the very hospitable and kind citizens of the Philippines. So, what are you waiting for? Come and have fun to our very gorgeous and wonderful country. […]

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EVEN MORE MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS FROM THE PHILIPPINE WAR (1899-1902) — Balladeer’s Blog

With the Memorial Day Weekend coming up, here’s another seasonal post looking at Medal of Honor Winners in the overlooked Philippine War from 1899-1902. FRANK C HIGH Branch of Service: Army Rank: Private First Class Citation: May 16th, 1899. Near San Ysidro in the Philippines. PFC High was yet another member of the legendary unit […]

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The Philippine Eagle — The Wonders of Wildlife

A bird that symbolises great power and immense size, the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a force to be reckoned with. Its might, grace and rarity have earned this eagle’s status as the national bird of the Philippines. Endemic to the forests of this country, the Philippine eagle is especially vulnerable due to deforestation. Its […]

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Thinking Aloud On a Sunday — beetleypete

Speaking English. I watched a report on the news yesterday. It was about an Irish girl who has gone missing in Malaysia. The local police chief made a statement, and he made it in English. Admittedly, he had a strong accent, but I could easily understand everything he said. It occurred to me that if […]

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Higgins Boats — Pacific Paratrooper

President Eisenhower said: “If Higgins had not designed and built those LCVPs (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel), we never could have landed over an open beach. The whole strategy of the war would have been different.” And as Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret) said, “The Higgins boats broke the gridlock on the ship-to-shore movement. It […]

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One of the street food in philippines — aure,cindy.blog.com

Turon…………………is one the most common Filipino snack that Filipino eat during merienda time. It is made from a thin slice or half slice of a banana,wrap with a wrapper and cook a under very high heat of oil with sugar. It is delicious, satisfying, crunchy and nutritious too! Turon is somewhat like our lumpia in […]

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Women of excellence — Equinoxio

First woman to obtain a Baccalauréat (French Senior High School diploma): Julie Daubié (1824-1874). She obtained her Baccalauréat in 1861. She was also the first woman in France to earn a B.A. in Literature, in 1871, at a time La Sorbonne was not open to women. Catherine Brewer was the first American woman to earn […]

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The fight to end slavery says more about us than slavery does — The Crawdad Hole

The NYT wants us to believe that slavery is the primary factor in the foundation and development of the United States. They want us to believe that slavery defines and shapes us to this day. The NYT is full of shit. We inherited slavery. We ended it. The fight to end slavery and the struggle […]

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June 13: Flash Fiction Challenge — Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Many hands make light work. Women converged on Lady B’s yard, a twisting wreckage slammed by flood and debris last year. Someone — maybe a county worker — laid down straw last summer which snow matted like unruly hair. Depressed and unable to muck out her yard, Lady B expressed sadness. That’s when we formed […]

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