Monthly Archives: January 2016

Looking for Something in the Seville Cathedral

I visited the Seville Cathedral many times the first time I was in Spain, and, more than twenty years later, last December, I visited it once more. One of the major tourist attractions of the country, the Seville Cathedral is … Continue reading

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Benedict Anderson on Comparison

A lovely essay by Ben on “frameworks of comparison“– a London Review of Books excerpt of the forthcoming English version of Ben’s memoir, A Life Beyond the Boundaries.

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Para, Mama!

Maharlika and Jeepney are Filipino restaurants in New York City that have been open for a few years now. Both of them trendy and owned/staffed by the same group of energetic, talented Fil-Ams, they’ve managed to carve their own space … Continue reading

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Winter Warmth

Most buildings and houses in Japan do not have central air-conditioning. In summer, the “Cool Biz” campaign in government offices keeps the thermostat at a high 28 degrees Celsius, hotter sometimes than the outdoors where one can at least pray … Continue reading

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