06 December 2008
The Sad Museum
Legend has it that Olongapo is named after the phrase ulo ng apo, or head of a wise elder.
Gore, fear, and injustice pepper the history of Olongapo City (or so its museum tells us), from the time it was named (after a severed head). Centuries later, while the rest of the Philippines has some bitterness about the US occupation and bases, the people of Subic and Olongapo are nostalgic about the dollars and resentful that the Americans were voted out of our islands.
Sadness at the Spanish arrival.
Running from the war planes.
An American soldier.
An angry logger trying to further cut a stump.
Pampaswerte, pansabit sa pinto. Brings luck, for hanging on the door. At the beginning of each year, our streets are teeming with lucky c...
1875 illustration of a carinderia in El Oriente newspaper. I love carinderias . Whilst on long-haul buses I have a Pavlovian hunger-relat...
I took the MRT to GMA/Kamuning and walked to Kamias Avenue for a meeting. Along the way, I saw a guy on the sidewalk peddling what seemed to...
A food vending couple takes a break on a Manila sidewalk.
This "jeproks" kalesa, with the typical Mexicannish religious art and metalcraft. During the late 60's and early 70's, ...