wrecking bohol

I've been asked several times if it is safe to travel to Bohol after the October 15 earthquake that fucked our heritage churches. Some bishops may find that analogy titillating but tectonic plate's bushwhacking don't usually happen on this part of the country. The whole archipelago...

of earthquakes and churches

The faults in the Philippines move every 400 years on average. Last time it moved was 355 years ago. In the 17th century, at least 20 recorded earthquakes (Intensity 8 on average) hit the country. If you do the Math, Philippines' old churches weren't there yet...

prost to oktoberfest

From my breakfast table, I watched the kitchen staff argue until one sprung out of the conundrum. Approaching with a tall glass of frothing cold beer, the waiter gave me a confused smile. "Sir, I don't advise you to drink  white wine this early in the...