An American living in hopeless Philippines has his personal island (2,395 square meters) of Western ideas.
JOE AMERICA
Running the annual gauntlet sometimes proves too much, what with the shrill music, the many rules and the red, red, red everywhere.
VIVIENNE KHOO
Corruption vocabulary in the Philippines – a “kind of something for everyone” approach in government services
TONYO CRUZ
Now mute indeed are tongue and heart: love shies away, joy stands apart. Neglected by its leaders and defeated, the country was subdued and it submitted.
JOSE RIZAL
Bloggers and readers of Anti-Pinoy have had enough of Filipino sentimentality. Here’s a list of resolutions to usher in the New Year.
BONGV
Christmas never used to be celebrated in Buddhist Cambodia. But Yuletide songs and Christmas trees are increasingly common in Siem Reap, to the delight of Filipinos living in the city.
AGNES DONATO CORNIBERT
We bring you some Christmas cheer - Jingle Bells and other seasonal tunes sung in various Asian languages, or with an Asian slant. Enjoy!
The asia! team
This 1978 James Bond-meets-Bruce Lee movie has corny dialogue and bizarre dubbing, but the visual collage of 1970’s Manila, Singapore and Hongkong make it worthwhile. For a while, at least.
DARIUS SIT
So you think you’re not consumerist because you’re vegan and you like indie music? You’re just subscribing to another kind of brand.
MARLA CABANBAN
A Sound of Music addict lists a few of her favourite things about the movie.
MELANIE LEE
At a recent forum on globalisation in Manila, three Igorots in traditional G-strings were told to get out for inappropriate dressing.
INDOLENT INDIO
With 196 on trial for the Maguindanao massacre, will justice ever be delivered in the Philippines?
EL LOBO FILIPINO
Anti-Pinoy blogger, rafterman, believes his countrymen should hold up a mirror and not base “Filipino pride” on the merit of a sole athlete.
RAFTERMAN
Marck Rimorin wonders if the Philippines should learn a thing or two from the Burmese’s fight for democracy.
MARCK RIMORIN
A wedding is one of the most important events in any Asian calendar, and it is rarely a small affair. Indeed the celebrations have got bigger, as the invites go viral!
DAN-CHYI CHUA