Tag Archives: Blackbird

“Really Traffic” or “Jurassic Prawns”

i could not find the ballads or read the books dedicated to writing the grief we fall into when friends leave it is the type of heartache that does not hit you like a tsunami it is a slow cancer … Continue reading

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Tea & Tranquility

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things.”   ~  Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. It is almost Christmas and the streets and shopping malls of Makati … Continue reading

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Blackbird: a transformation

One of the first snippets of local history I was handed when I arrived in the Philippines: Ayala Triangle, now the focal point of the Makati business district,  was once an airport among rice fields, its original runway the stretch of … Continue reading

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