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When Does a Home Stop Feeling Like One?

For a few weeks, I went back home to the Philippines for the Christmas and New Year. I was there for three weeks and although the first one was boring, my last few weeks were fun and full of pictures. This was not the first time I have come back since I’ve left. I left

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Love the Philippines

This is my take in the letter of Jaeyoun Kim which I posted (https://ohamerl.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/my-short-essay-about-the-philippines-by-jaeyoun-kim/). Love the Philippines. It´s easy to say “Mahal ko ang Pilipinas” (I love the Philippines). Whenever someone brings home the glory to the country even if it’s from boxing or a math olympiad, we can see comments like these. But what

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MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES (by Jaeyoun Kim)

(Reprinted in its original, unabridged, unedited form since 2003) FILIPINOS always complain about corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? I do not think so. I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines. Let me first talk about my country,

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