Category: culture
On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Negen)
The Bloggist Is Away

It was now early evening in Amsterdam. Despite this being only our second day, we would already be leaving the city by next morning. Given our short visit, we stupidly packed a lot of activities into the previous day. Having learned something of a lesson from that disaster, we programmed this day to be less

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Drie)
The Bloggist Is Away

Whatever happened to our drunk bloggist? When last we caught him, he just finished touring the Heineken Experience. Although profoundly thankful for the generous rations of good Dutch beer, our bloggist discovered that his liver had the same capacity as that of a puppy’s. Our impaired bloggist, together with his girl-beard (geard?), Joanne, decided to

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The Long and Short of It

Even before txtspeak came into common use for Pinoys, we already had a tendency to abbreviate phrases into pocket-sized terms. For one thing, we really like our acronyms as a people. Had the invention of I.T.A.L.Y. been documented, we would definitely celebrate that day as a national holiday. If you care for your healthy eyes,

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 3)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

Your happy meal is happy only because it’s had you fooled all this time. We have looked at Indonesia for the start of this series and followed it up with Spanish dishes. Today, we look at something bigger and redder… Our love story with China goes back to the pre-colonial era, in fact. Historians like

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 2)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

If there is any sense to this bloggist’s postulations, your last meal likely lied to you. It bore false witness and broke the eighth commandment. The eighth, mind you, not the ninth. The ninth is: thou shalt not convert thy neighbour’s wife (though as to what the said wife is to not be converted to,

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 1)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

Despite what the sidebar tells you, I am not a food blogger. Truth is, I’m not an anything-blogger. I sometimes like to think that I am a bloggist, but I cannot possibly write that down on a government form, can I? When I told my high school counselor in 1995 that I wanted to blog,

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Old Schooled (Part 2)
The Def Guide to Being Cool in School, '90s Style

Why, hello again, kiddo. Is everything hunky dory? We’re glad you’re back. Welcome to the second day of our schooling. We see that you haven’t yet quenched your thirst for knowledge on how to employ the latest modern knickknacks to be part of the in crowd. Well, do read on to be in like Flynn.

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Old Schooled (Part 1)
The Def Guide to Being Cool in School, '90s Style

Glad to see you, kiddo. You’ve got a new school year ahead of you, we hear. You want to be cool, hip, and hep to the jive, no doubt. Well, you’ve come to the best place on the web-a-go-go. Be sure to follow our tips, and you can be the bee’s knees and the cat’s

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The Hungry Games (Part 5: The End Times)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

This bloggist may have bitten off more than he could chew (thankfully meant in a figurative way). This feature was originally intended to be a short list that would run for a maximum of two days. As the theme started to take a life of its own, yours truly had to question whether it was

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The Hungry Games (Part 4: Grisly Gristle)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

Howdy, folks. This is the last installment of a series with a self-aware title that references a hip and happening pop-culture phenomenon although having absolutely nothing to do with it at all. Welcome to part four of Fear Factorial (abbreviated Fear! for math geeks), a most lovable ranking of the rank. We started off with

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