notre-dame de paris: the pop culture, the history, the legacy.

. When Victor Hugo wrote the French gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in 1829, he was aiming to raise awareness on the importance of saving old buildings during the time when everyone's pulling a Miley Cyrus wrecking structures left and right. Little did he know that his...

the sound of music movie locations then and now

the sound of music movie locations then and now The busy kitchen spew fumes that are unmistakably Christmas---Simmering casserole, brewing gravy, roasting garlic and steaming puto bumbong. Bells echo from the church across the block adding a layer of sound to the dizzying combined vocals of Jose Marie Chan, Bing Crosby...

schengen visa application for philippine passport holders

Applying for a Schengen Visa in the Philippines   I've always told the significant other that I choose my battles carefully and I don't choose them if I won't win. And when it comes to Schengen visa application, the chances are always 50/50. Oh, the horror stories I've...