Overwhelmed students deserve wellness breaks in this pandemic—and 7 ways to cope!

As I am writing this, our university’s wellness break is nearly done. Echoing the clamors of students who were stuck at home for their online classes, and imitating those institutions who went on and gave the precious time of rest for their students, my university offered one week of rest for studying: no classes for… Continue reading Overwhelmed students deserve wellness breaks in this pandemic—and 7 ways to cope!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!: Iloilo City Chinese New Year Festival 2011

This event is very close to my heart. It may not surpass the greatness of Dinagyang or the unity in Paraw Regatta, but my heart belongs to it. I was educated in a Chinese high school and took up my secondary education at Iloilo Sun Yat Sen High School. I was pretty attached to the… Continue reading Gong Xi Fa Cai!: Iloilo City Chinese New Year Festival 2011

Hail to the Queen of Philippine Festivals: Iloilo Dinagyang!

As an Ilonggo, nothing could be more exciting than to be roaming the city streets during the Dinagyang Festival. Even though I’m not a Roman Catholic and this festival is very religious in terms of its sources and causes, I love this festival as a cultural and traditional event. Nobody’s asking anybody to be a… Continue reading Hail to the Queen of Philippine Festivals: Iloilo Dinagyang!

Does Iloilo City really have a Festival of Lights?

Well, I’m being apolitical as hard as I can but I can’t understand why we need to give a special name for lighting up the City this Christmas. Really. I mean, who does not know that every Christmas we have something? Even our Muslim brothers in the City know that and understand the majority of… Continue reading Does Iloilo City really have a Festival of Lights?