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A Filipino HERO, a world HERO

Again Steve sent me an article he wrote. It is about the CNN Hero Awards. This subject has been covered on some other sites, but Steve adds some of his thoughts to share and asked me to publish it on my site. So here it is. A Filipino HERO, a world HERO, by Steve in Davao Last night I watched the CNN HERO Awards hosted by Anderson Cooper. The Christmas season reminds us that we need to help and serve as much as possible. The...

Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) Effects

This morning I wrote an article about the affects of Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) in Davao. If you watch the news you have seen the disaster in Manila and Luzon. You might be saying, “Why is Bruce writing about something as trivial as street flooding in Davao where the water is just a few inches deep when people are missing and drowning in Manila”? I try to write about living here in Davao. I watch the TV and...

Monument in Israel honors Filipinos

Thanks to Macky, one of the readers here, in his comment from the article Escape to Manila led me to this article online in the Inquirer.net “Monument in Israel honors Filipinos” The article talks about a Monument commemorating President Manuel L. Quezon and the Philippine people helping many German Jews to come to the Philippines to escape the internment and eventual death of millions of Jews in Germany. In 1939,...

Why I Married a Filipina? (part 2)

  In part 1 I mentioned how I started using the internet to look for a future wife. At first I was in communication with ladies from China and Thailand. Some had a knowedge of english, but most had very little or none at all.  I then realized from my past, that English is/was taught in the Philippines. From then on I concertrated my chat with Filipinas since they knew English. Over a few weeks I found a few ladies I was...

Amusing Tales While Visiting Manila

Elena and I have made a few short trips to Manila and had some funny and interesting happenings while there. Last summer Elena and I had to go to Manila. We had used a small bag to check in with the airline but had a backpack to carry on with meds, a book and incidentals. When we were returning, I accidently packed my toiletry bag in the backpack. While going through Security at the airport, the man at the X-ray scanner...