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Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy
Feb28

Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy

  Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy By: Krip Yuson    I wake up daily to an education in art. Honest, that’s what happens from the first moment I open my eyes. While still in bed, I have a view of wall parts around me, where hang some works from artist-friends. On the corner to my right, framing a pendent lamp are two beloved collectibles, if a rather immodest acquiescence to vanity. One’s a sketch by Rock Drilon of the...

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ILLUMINATI: The God of Beginnings
Jan24

ILLUMINATI: The God of Beginnings

  THE GOD OF BEGINNINGS By Krip Yuson   I like the French word for the first month of the year: Janvier. Sounds poetic. But if you’re to Google it further, dismaying is the knowledge that Janvier Labs “are an international and independent company, specialis(ing) in rodent research models and associated services.” Thankfully, it is also “a London-based premium accessories house with an emphasis on luxurious statement pieces.”...

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Are We (still) Sexist?
Apr24

Are We (still) Sexist?

  By Krip Yuson   Yes, of course we still are. To a certain extent. By us I mean we Filipinos. I would think, however, that we have made progress in this area by leaps and bounds, and would be much higher than the median level if a global reckoning were to be conducted. Proof of this is the recent finding that next to Russia, the Philippines has the most number of women in executive and managerial positions. Russia as Number...

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All in the family
Jan03

All in the family

By: Krip Yuson As dysfunctional families go, ours is… haha, wait, this needs an extensive backgrounder. First off, I come from a matriarchal clan. At two months old, I was privileged to become part of a group of five people posing for a photograph, in sepia. I was held on her lap by my mother, who was with her mother and grandmother and great-grandmother, who was over a hundred years old. She passed away shortly after the photograph...

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Wondrous if Weird

By Krip Yuson Picking up a couple of sugar packets at a hotel’s breakfast nook to break off and pour their contents into a coffee cup, I suddenly remembered a story related by a friend — which I still think might be apocryphal. He said that he had read somewhere how the inventor of that handy sugar packet — you know, those small, slim, 3-inch-or-something paper containers that you usually tear off at one end — had disconsolately taken...

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